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Acute cardioembolic stroke: an update.
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PMID:  21438816     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cardioembolic infarction is the most severe ischemic stroke subtype, but some clinical characteristics of the disease are still poorly defined. An update of relevant aspects related to clinical manifestations, biological characteristics, prognostic implications and treatment is presented in this article. Topics discussed include epidemiology and risk factors, clinical features and prognosis, cardiac work-up studies, patent foramen ovale, complex atheromatosis of the aortic arch, blood biomarkers, heart failure, and thrombolytic and anti-thrombotic therapy. Cardioembolic infarction is an important topic at the frontier between cardiology and vascular neurology, occurs frequently in daily practice, has a high impact for patients, healthcare systems and society, and merits an updated review of current clinical issues, advances and controversies.
Authors:
Adrià Arboix; Josefina Alió
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of cardiovascular therapy     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1744-8344     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101182328     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  367-79     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Neurology, Hospital Universitari del Sagrat Cor, Universitat de Barcelona, C/ Viladomat 288, E-08029 Barcelona, Spain. aarboix@hscor.com.
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