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Lambl's excrescences: a rare cause of stroke.
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PMID:  21053748     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiogenic cerebral embolism is believed to be responsible over 25% of all ischemic strokes. Since 1856, Lambl's description of small excrescences on the aortic valves has attracted widespread attention and controversy. With the increasing use of transesophageal echocardiography, ever-increasing valvular strands are being detected. The case is presented of a cardioembolic stroke secondary to Lambl's excrescences in a 59-year-old man. In addition, the current concepts regarding the importance of recognizing these valvular strands are discussed, and a brief review of the topic is provided.
Jagadeesh K Kalavakunta; Prashanth Peddi; Viswaroop Bantu; Hemasri Tokala; Mihas Kodenchery
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of heart valve disease     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0966-8519     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Heart Valve Dis.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-08     Completed Date:  2010-12-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312096     Medline TA:  J Heart Valve Dis     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  669-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
Aortic Valve / pathology*,  ultrasonography*
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Middle Aged
Recurrence / prevention & control
Stroke / diagnosis*,  etiology*,  prevention & control
Warfarin / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticoagulants; 81-81-2/Warfarin

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