Cardioembolic Stroke: Clinical Features, Specific Cardiac Disorders and Prognosis

  title={Cardioembolic Stroke: Clinical Features, Specific Cardiac Disorders and Prognosis},
  author={Adri{\`a} Arboix and Josefina Ali{\'o}},
  booktitle={Current cardiology reviews},
This article provides the reader with an overview and up-date of clinical features, specific cardiac disorders and prognosis of cardioembolic stroke. Cardioembolic stroke accounts for 14-30% of ischemic strokes and, in general, is a severe condition; patients with cardioembolic infarction are prone to early and long-term stroke recurrence, although recurrences may be preventable by appropriate treatment during the acute phase and strict control at follow-up. Certain clinical features are… CONTINUE READING
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