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Tales from the Cryptogenic

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Depending on what statistic you’re looking at anywhere from 30-40% of strokes result from an unknown cause. That’s right. A full work-up of these patients reveals no cardioembolic causes, no large-artery occlusive disease, and typically an absence of risk factors. It’s a diagnosis of exclusion and it’s called cryptogenic. So what actually causes these strokes to […]