What is the risk of cardioembolic stroke following acute myocardial infarction (MI)?

Updated: Dec 18, 2018
  • Author: Salvador Cruz-Flores, MD, MPH, FAHA, FCCM, FAAN, FACP, FANA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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During the first 4 weeks after acute myocardial infarction (MI), the risk of cardioembolic stroke is approximately 2%. This risk is increased to 15% in patients with acute MI and left ventricular thrombus.


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