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Transesophageal echocardiography as a tool in the evaluation of patients with embolic disorders.
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PMID:  8321904     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
TEE has become one of the most powerful tools for evaluating patients with unexplained stroke, TIA, and peripheral and pulmonary embolization. This is especially encouraging in view of the previously disappointing results of TTE in these patients. In addition to the dramatic results in terms of clot visualization and the other intracardiac sources of embolization described previously, a new extracardiac source has been identified, namely protruding atheromas in the thoracic aorta. These atheromas have been seen for the first time because of the new diagnostic window that has been opened by the development of TEE. Their recognition and follow-up may lead to information that will change the approach to a significant number of patients with embolic ischemic episodes.
I Kronzon; P A Tunick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Progress in cardiovascular diseases     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0033-0620     ISO Abbreviation:  Prog Cardiovasc Dis     Publication Date:    1993 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-08-05     Completed Date:  1993-08-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376442     Medline TA:  Prog Cardiovasc Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-60     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, New York University Medical Center, NY 10016.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Diseases / ultrasonography
Calcinosis / ultrasonography
Cardiomyopathies / ultrasonography
Echocardiography* / methods
Embolism / etiology,  ultrasonography*
Endocarditis, Bacterial / ultrasonography
Heart Diseases / complications,  ultrasonography*
Heart Valve Prosthesis
Prosthesis Failure
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology,  ultrasonography
Thrombosis / complications,  ultrasonography*

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