• Vol. 39 No. 11, 876–878
  • 15 November 2010

A Case of Acute Myocardial Infarction 24 hours after Acute Ischaemic Stroke


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It is well known that thrombolysis for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) may lead to disintegration of pre-existing intracardiac thrombi with subsequent cerebral embolisation. It appears plausible that the same mechanism could apply to patients with cardiac or arterial thrombi who are undergoing intravenous thrombolysis for acute ischaemic stroke.

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