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Brain Attack; Carotid Endarterectomy; Cerebrovascular Disease 

Arrhythmias; Atrial Fibrillation; Irregular Heartbeat; Tachycardia 

A stroke happens when blood flow to the brain stops. There are two different kinds of stroke. The most common is an ischemic stroke, caused by a blood clot that blocks a blood vessel or artery in the brain. The other, less common, is a hemorrhagic stroke, caused when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures and spills blood into the surrounding tissue. Brain cells in the area begin to die, either because they stop getting the oxygen and nutrients they need to function, or they are killed by the rupt...

A cardiac arrhythmia, also called cardiac dysrhythmia, is a disturbance in the regular rhythm of the heartbeat. Several forms of cardiac arrhythmia are life-threatening and a medical emergency. A rhythm of the heart at a rate of more than 100 beats/minute is considered a tachycardia.A more serious variety of arrhythmia is known as fibrillation. Fibrillation occurs when the heart muscle begins a quivering motion instead of a normal, healthy pumping rhythm. Atrial fibrillation is the quivering, ch...


Stroke as related to Arrhythmia