Cryptogenic Stroke or Stroke of "Unknown Cause"

In most cases, a stroke is caused by a blood clot that blocks blood flow to the brain. But in some instances, despite testing, the cause can’t be determined. Strokes without a known cause are called “cryptogenic.”

That’s why it’s important to dig deeper for a definitive diagnosis. Collaboration by neurologists, cardiologists, electrophysiologists and others may reveal the answers needed to provide targeted treatment for preventing recurrent strokes.

Our tools can help.