Cerebral vascular accidents and transient ischemic attacks can have many causes. They are often attributed to factors such as uncontrolled hypertension, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, hypercoagulable states, atherosclerosis of the carotid or cerebral arteries, or heart defects such as a patent foramen ovale or atrial septal defect. However, when these factors are excluded, the etiology of a stroke can remain perplexing. This case report suggests that embolisms from calcific aortic stenosis may serve as a cause for cerebral vascular accidents.
Calcific Aortic Stenosis, Embolism, Transient Ischemic Attack, Stroke, Cerebral Vascular Accident
Horky J, Crawford J, Svinarich D. Severe Calcific Aortic Stenosis as a Rare Etiology of Cerebral Vascular Accidents: Case Report. EC Cardiology. 2017; 4(4).