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Atrial Fibrillation–Related Brain Embolism

Louis R. Caplan

in Stroke

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Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780199739141
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322978 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199739141.003.018

Series: What Do I Do Now

Atrial Fibrillation–Related Brain Embolism

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Atrial fibrillation is the most common cause of embolism to the brain from the heart. A dilated left atrium and ventricular and valvular cardiac abnormalities increase the likelihood of embolism.

Chapter.  1770 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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