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Recommendations for echocardiography use in the diagnosis and management of cardiac sources of embolism: European Association of Echocardiography (EAE) (a registered branch of the ESC).
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PMID:  20702884     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Embolism of cardiac origin accounts for around 15-30% of ischaemic strokes. Strokes due to cardioembolism are generally severe and early and long-term recurrence and mortality are high. The diagnosis of a cardioembolic source of stroke is frequently uncertain and relies on the identification of a potential cardiac source of embolism in the absence of significant autochthone cerebrovascular occlusive disease. In this respect, echocardiography (both transthoracic and/or transoesophageal) serves as a cornerstone in the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of these patients. A clear understanding of the various types of cardiac conditions associated with cardioembolic stroke and their intrinsic risk is therefore very important. This article reviews potential cardiac sources of embolism and discusses the role of echocardiography in clinical practice. Recommendations for the use of echocardiography in the diagnosis of cardiac sources of embolism are given including major and minor conditions associated with the risk of embolism.
Mauro Pepi; Arturo Evangelista; Petros Nihoyannopoulos; Frank A Flachskampf; George Athanassopoulos; Paolo Colonna; Gilbert Habib; E Bernd Ringelstein; Rosa Sicari; Jose Luis Zamorano; Marta Sitges; Pio Caso;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Practice Guideline; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1532-2114     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890618     Medline TA:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  461-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centro Cardiologico Monzino, IRCCS, Department Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Milan, Via Parea 4, 20138 Milan, Italy.
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