Cerebral Embolism


The average affected individual is a young female. The heart is the most common source of embolic material. The onset is sudden. The patient is dazed. The incident is preceded by a severe headache. No hypertension is present.

The area of one artery is affected. Convulsions are common. There is no neck stiffness. Recovery is usual. Oral contraceptives are a common cause.

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