Total anterior circulation infarct

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Total anterior circulation infarct
Classification and external resources
Circle of Willis en.svg
Circle of Willis. Anterior circulation represented by top half of diagram.
ICD-9 433.1

A Total Anterior Circulation Infarct (TACI) is a type of cerebral infarction affecting the entire anterior circulation supplying one side of the brain.

Total Anterior Circulation Stroke Syndrome (TACS) refers to the symptoms of a patient who clinically appears to have suffered from a total anterior circulation infarct, but who has not yet had any diagnostic imaging (e.g. CT Scan) to confirm the diagnosis.

It is diagnosed when it causes all 3 of the following symptoms:

For more information, see stroke.