Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source: Current State of Evidence

Approximately 30% of all ischemic strokes are caused by an unknown etiology, also sometimes referred to as cryptogenic stroke1. Cryptogenic stroke has been defined as a cerebral infarct without a clear attributable etiology despite extensive vascular, cardiac and laboratory evaluations2. The possible underlying mechanisms for these ischemic strokes are varied and may include occult paroxysmal … Read more