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Unformatted text preview: A fib, hypertension, DM, previous smoker, anti-hypertensives, cardiovascular disease family history 4. What role may atrial fibrillation play in Mabel’s case? Stasis of blood increases susceptibility of clot formation in the left atrium. Once formed, clots can travel from the left atrium to the left ventricle into the aorta. From the aorta, the clot can ascend into the common carotid artery to the internal carotid artery and lodge in the middle cerebral artery which leads to brain tissue ischemia > cerebral infarction. 5. Why is the CT scan information important? To rule out hemorrhagic stroke 6. What treatments are available for Mabel? tPA, anti-platelets, thrombectomy...
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