Acute ischemic stroke secondary to cardiac embolus of a ‘foreign body’ material after a redo sternotomy for mitral valve replacement: A case report
Williamson, Eric E.
Doyle, Karen M.
Kallmes, David F.
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Fitzgerald, Seán, Rizvi, Asim, Dai, Daying, Williamson, Eric E, Lanzino, Giuseppe, Doyle, Karen M, Kallmes, David F, Brinjikji, Waleed. (2019). Acute ischemic stroke secondary to cardiac embolus of a ‘foreign body’ material after a redo sternotomy for mitral valve replacement: A case report. Interventional Neuroradiology, 25(2), 208-211. doi: 10.1177/1591019918810538
Cardiac surgery has been shown to be associated with increased risk of acute ischemic stroke. This report presents a case of a successful mechanical embolectomy procedure to treat a patient for an acute ischemic stroke, which was caused by the cardiac embolization of a ‘foreign body’ containing debris following a redo sternotomy procedure for mitral valve replacement and tricuspid valve annuloplasty.