Transesophageal echocardiography in various ischemic stroke subtypes.


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Ozeren A., Acarturk E., Sarica Y., Demirkiran M.

Japanese heart journal, vol.38, no.2, pp.199-206, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1536/ihj.38.199
  • Title of Journal : Japanese heart journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-206

Abstract

Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is more sensitive than transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in detecting the potential source of emboli in cardioembolic strokes (CES). To establish the prevalence of a potential cardiac source of embolism detectable on TEE and its relationship to vascular risk factors, an unselected ischemic stroke population was evaluated. Twenty-six age and sex-matched cases with normal cardiological and neurological examinations as well as normal CT-scans, TTE and ECGs were included in the study as the control group.