Definitions for "Embolic stroke"
a type of ischemic stroke that occurs when a piece of an atrial blood clot (embolus) is pumped out of the heart, circulates to the brain and becomes lodged in an artery
Caused by a piece of plaque or clot floating in bloodstream that lodges in a blood vessel in the brain.
A stroke caused by obstruction in a brain artery cause by a clot that has formed elsewhere, usually in the heart or in the carotid arteries, and has been carried through the blood stream to the brain.