Reperfusion of blood into ischemic tissue after an embolic event. May occur 1-2 days after infarction.
Neurologic worsening and perhaps gradual loss of consciousness, head pain, dizziness, or neck rigidity.
Control blood pressure. Avoid early use of anticoagulants in large infarcts.
Removal of clot by aspiration or evacuation if clot is close to surface of the brain (acute stages).