Transesophageal echocardiography in various ischemic stroke subtypes.

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

Japanese heart journal, cilt.38, ss.199-206, 1997 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 1997
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1536/ihj.38.199
  • Dergi Adı: Japanese heart journal
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.199-206


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.