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March 11, 2016

Acute arterial occlusion |

Acute arterial occlusion Embolic occlusion An embolus is foreign to the bloodstream which lodges in the artery causing obstruction to the blood flow to the affected part of the body. This is a thrombus and the commonest source is the heart – myocardial infarction (1/3 cases), mitral stenosis, cardiac arrhythmias (AF) and aneurysms. These may …

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