Stroke & Vascular Disorders
Intracranial atherosclerosis may be the most common cause of stroke worldwide. The neurologic syndromes associated with atherosclerotic occlusive disease of the major intracranial arteries are not unique. Other pathologies, such as cardioembolism or artery-to-artery embolism, that cause occlusions of these same arteries produce similar neurologic syndromes. Recurrent, stereotypical transient ischemic attacks should always suggest intrinsic large artery disease rather than cardioembolism.
Feb. 10, 2020