Following mechanical mitral valve replacement surgery, a 69-year-old woman had an ischemic stroke in the right middle cerebral artery territory. Mechanical thrombectomy showed the embolus to be a piece of chordae tendineae excised during the valve replacement surgery.
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Republished with permission from BMJ Case Reports Published 20 February 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2016-012951
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Contributors All authors contributed to this case report.
Competing interests None declared.
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