thromboembolic stroke

22 December 2022

A thromboembolic stroke happens when a blood vessel is blocked by a blood clot.
Thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot. When a clot detaches itself from a chamber of the heart and is released into the circulation, it will come to a stop where the blood vessel narrows. It can therefore block a blood vessel – an artery or a vein – or a cardiac chamber: it is then termed an embolism. The blood can no longer get past and the organs are no longer supplied with blood.