a type of ischemic stroke that occurs when a piece of an atrial blood clot (embolus) is pumped out of the heart, circulates to the brain and becomes lodged in an artery
Caused by a piece of plaque or clot floating in bloodstream that lodges in a blood vessel in the brain.
A stroke caused by obstruction in a brain artery cause by a clot that has formed elsewhere, usually in the heart or in the carotid arteries, and has been carried through the blood stream to the brain.
a stroke resulting from the blockage of an artery by a blood clot.
Occurs when a blood clot forms elsewhere in the body (usually the heart) and travels through the bloodstream to the brain. In the brain, the clot reaches a vessel it cannot pass through and blocks the flow of oxygen-carrying blood.
A stroke caused by an embolus.
a type of stroke caused by a circulating blood clot getting stuck in the plaque of a coronary artery (which is the result of advanced atherosclerosis), causing blockage of that artery.