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Risk of stroke in patients with mitral annulus calcification.
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PMID:  6474529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
63 patients with mitral annulus calcification (MAC) were followed for an average of 3.4 years. Two patients experienced TIA, both ipsilateral to a previous endarterectomy site, and IV-DSA demonstrated normal extracranial vessels. There were 3 strokes (5%), all fatal, but none could be attributed to embolism. Embolic stroke due to MAC is rare and difficult to prove due to coexistent atherosclerosis. Associated cardiac conditions such as atrial fibrillation, which might increase the risk of embolism, usually occur with MAC greater than or equal to 5 mm. In many patients, MAC may be better viewed as a marker of generalized calcific atherosclerosis rather than as an immediate embolic source.
A J Furlan; A R Craciun; E E Salcedo; M Mellino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0039-2499     ISO Abbreviation:  Stroke     Publication Date:    1984 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-10-24     Completed Date:  1984-10-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0235266     Medline TA:  Stroke     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  801-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Calcinosis / complications*
Cerebrovascular Disorders / etiology*
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Catheterization
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve*

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