Derrame cerebral - secundario a la embolia cardiogénica
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Un coágulo o émbolo puede formarse y desprenderse del corazón. El coágulo viaja por el torrente sanguíneo, por lo que puede llegar a alojarse en una arteria del cerebro y bloquear el flujo de la sangre. La falta de oxígeno causa daños, destrucción o incluso muerte de los tejidos cerebrales más allá del área afectada. Esto causa un derrame.
- Last reviewed on 5/21/2012
- Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and Department of Anatomy at UCSF, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.
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