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What is an ischemic cryptogenic stroke?

An ischemic stroke is classified as cryptogenic if, after attempts to pinpoint the origin of a stroke, no source can be identified. Cryptogenic strokes account for about 25% to 30% of all ischemic strokes.

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Is an ischemic stroke fatal?
Menorah Medical CenterMenorah Medical Center
Massive strokes can be fatal due to brain edema/swelling.
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What are the symptoms of an ischemic stroke?
Sigma NursingSigma Nursing
Oftentimes, ischemic strokes strike suddenly. In many cases, people will first experience an excruci...
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What blood vessels can be affected by an ischemic stroke?
Natalia S. Rost, MDNatalia S. Rost, MD
The following blood vessels can be affected by ischemic stroke:Large-artery atherothrombotic strokes...
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Is an ischemic stroke serious?
Steven A. Meyers, MDSteven A. Meyers, MD
Yes, strokes are very serious medical emergencies that require urgent treatment. Strokes can lead to...
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