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10 Common Causes of a Stroke

2. Cerebral Embolism

Cerebral embolism describes blood clots which form at a different place in the circulatory system which travel along the bloodstream. Usually these types of clots have formed in the heart, neck, or upper chest.

A piece of this blood clot breaks off and will continue through the brain’s blood vessels until the path becomes too narrow. As a result the clot completely blocks the blood flow and a stroke will result. Certain lifestyle factors can increase the risk that you will develop a blood clot including being overweight, using birth control where estrogen is present, smoking, and being physically inactive.

Cerebral Embolism

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