Embolic stroke after smoking "crack" cocaine.

  title={Embolic stroke after smoking "crack" cocaine.},
  author={George W. Petty and John C.M. Brust and Thomas K. Tatemichi and Mark L. Barr},
  volume={21 11},
A 39-year-old woman had an embolic upper division middle cerebral artery branch occlusion 3 hours after smoking the free base of cocaine ("crack"). Radionuclide ventriculography demonstrated cardiomyopathy, and echocardiography documented a left atrial thrombus. This case demonstrates that embolism is one mechanism of ischemic stroke after cocaine use, and… CONTINUE READING

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