The only source to fully cover every aspect of brain embolism, this guide analyzes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and management of this disorder-providing a detailed overview of major topics pertinent to embolism including donor sources, recipient sites, embolic material, recipient brain supply arteries, vascular and brain pathology, and the treatment of cardiac and arterial sources. Clearly guiding readers through key anatomical structures, diagnostic developments, therapeutic advances, and best practices in clinical care, this source will serve as a must-have desk reference for any clinician in the field.
Historical Background. Overview: The Major Components of Brain Embolism. Recipient Artery: Anatomy and Pathology. Recipient Artery: Clinical Symptoms and Signs of Brain Ischemia. The Eye as the Recipient Artery. Imaging Evaluation: Recipient Artery Sites. Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound. Cardiac Sources of Embolism: The Usual Suspects. Cardiac Source of Embolism: Pathophysiology and Identification. The Aorta as a Donor Source. Arterial Sources. Ultrasound of Cervical Arteries. Vascular Hemostasis and Brain Embolism. Embolic Particles. Treatment of the Acute Embolic Event. Cardiac Source of Embolism: Treatment. Treatment of Aortic and Arterial Sources. A Look Towards the Future