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Where do emboli most commonly lodge in the brain from A-fib?
In a branch of the middle cerebral artery.
Compared to persons in sinus rythm, those in A-fib have ___ fold increased risk of stroke. For those with rheumatic heart disease, the risk is ___ fold.
6 fold - 18 fold
PACs are cause for alarm.
- PACs are very common, yet have little clinical significance. Benign arrythmia seen with cardiac stimulants such as caffiene, nicotine, alcohol or OTC meds.