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Why should I discuss a neurological event like stroke with my cardiologist?

Twenty percent of the blood pumping through your heart travels to the brain.[1] When you have a heart procedure, what happens in the heart can impact the brain.[2] There is a direct connection between your heart and your brain through the body’s vascular system.[3] During a heart procedure, pieces of calcium, blood clots, parts of vessel walls or other intraluminal matter may break off from your heart chambers, valve, and/or blood vessels.[4] There is potential that this debris may travel in your blood stream up to your brain and cause damage, which is referred to as a brain lesion.[5]

 

REFERENCES

  1. https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/teaching-packets/power-science/section-i/2-brain-most-complex-organ-in-body
  2. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.08.013
  3. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.08.013
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21087747
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21087747

 

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