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Heart as a source of stroke: imaging evaluation with computed tomography.
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PMID:  20811298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Stroke from cardiac sources is a major cause of cerebral infarctions and ischemia. Cardiac sources of stroke include intracardiac thrombus, right-to-left shunts, tumors, and slow-flow states resulting from hemodynamic compromise. Computed tomography angiography of the neck is currently used for the evaluation of a suspected stroke. The availability of longer multidetector computed tomography detector arrays and prospective echocardiography triggering techniques could permit evaluation of the chest, head, and neck during the same examination, streamlining patient evaluation and management.
Jonathan H Chung; Lee M Mitsumori; Karen G Ordovas; Brett M Elicker; Charles B Higgins; Gautham P Reddy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thoracic imaging     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1536-0237     ISO Abbreviation:  J Thorac Imaging     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606160     Medline TA:  J Thorac Imaging     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  W52-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
*Department of Radiology, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA †Department of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, CA.
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