Retrograde embolism from the descending thoracic aorta causing stroke: An underappreciated clinical condition

The mechanism of retrograde aortic blood flow is a complex and underreported clinical phenomenon. Complex plaques of the aortic arch are considered high-risk sources of cerebral emboli.1 Aortic plaques situated in the descending thoracic aorta are however often overlooked and in fact can be more fre...

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Main Authors: Lovely Chhabra, Rabin Niroula, Jayant Phadke, David H. Spodick
Format: Article
Published: Elsevier 2013-05-01
Series:Indian Heart Journal
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