Acute ischemic stroke secondary to cardiac embolus of a ‘foreign body’ material after a redo sternotomy for mitral valve replacement: A case report

Seán Fitzgerald, Asim Rizvi, Daying Dai, Eric E. Williamson, Giuseppe Lanzino, Karen M. Doyle, David F Kallmes, Waleed Brinjikji

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Cardiac surgery has been shown to be associated with increased risk of acute ischemic stroke. This report presents a case of a successful mechanical embolectomy procedure to treat a patient for an acute ischemic stroke, which was caused by the cardiac embolization of a ‘foreign body’ containing debris following a redo sternotomy procedure for mitral valve replacement and tricuspid valve annuloplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInterventional Neuroradiology
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018



  • Acute ischemic stroke
  • embolic debris
  • mechanical embolectomy
  • mitral valve repair
  • redo sternotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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