Thrombi of different pathologies: implications for diagnosis and treatment.

  title={Thrombi of different pathologies: implications for diagnosis and treatment.},
  author={Carlos Garc{\'i}a Santos-Gallego and Jerem{\'i}as Bay{\'o}n and Juan Jose Badimon},
  journal={Current treatment options in cardiovascular medicine},
  volume={12 3},
OPINION STATEMENT Stroke is the second leading cause of cardiovascular mortality in the modern world, accounting for 80% of strokes of ischemic origin. There are two main etiologies of ischemic stroke: 70% to 80% are caused by carotid atherosclerotic plaque rupture and superimposed thrombus formation, whereas 30% are caused by systemic embolism of a cardiac thrombus (mainly in atrial fibrillation [AF] patients). Therefore, antithrombotic therapy is the cornerstone of stroke treatment. In AF… CONTINUE READING
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