Embolism

I already described the mechanism behind clot or thrombus formation and the risk of hemorrhage (bleeding) from an aneurysm. An embolus is a thrombus that initially forms in the heart, often around a diseased heart valve. The thrombus is then mechanically dislodged and propelled by the heart's pumping action into the big carotid arteries going in a straight line to the head. The embolus flies through the wide carotids but then gets stuck in a slimmer branching artery inside the brain. The result, like a thrombus, is a stroke called an infarction or infarct. The embolus just sits there, blocking the blood vessel that used to supply the infarcting (dying) group of nerve cells in the brain.

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