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The pivotal role of echocardiography in cardiac sources of embolism.
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PMID:  21998465     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality and is the third commonest cause of death in Europe. Clinical history examination and basic investigations including an electrocardiogram may shed light on the potential cardiac cause. Echocardiography plays a pivotal role in the assessment of embolic stroke. The hierarchy of echocardiography investigations begins with a standard transthoracic echocardiography study and may be proceeded by a bubble contrast transthoracic and a transoesophageal echo study. This article discusses the crucial role echocardiography has assumed in the assessment of stroke patients and describes the cardiac sources responsible.
Authors:
Bushra S Rana; Mark J Monaghan; Liam Ring; Len S Shapiro; Petros Nihoyannopoulos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1532-2114     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890618     Medline TA:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  i25-i31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Papworth Everard, Cambridge CB23 3RE, UK.
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