Description: This full color medical exhibit depicts the mechanism of cardiac embolism and stroke in two images. A large illustration of a male figure from the chest up demonstrates with arrows how thrombus in the left atrium can travel to the brain and cause a stroke. A diagram of the front of the head with a cutaway view of the brain depicts a cerebral embolus blocking blood supply to the brain and the subsequent wedge-shaped area of ischemia.
Last Updated: Apr 3rd, 2009
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