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Nonbacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis and Adenocarcinoma in Acute Stroke

Sahathevan, R; Patel, Ronak; Haque, Sameen; Weerasinghe, Dinushi; Po, Kieren; Zhai, S; Jones, B; Siracusa, E; Hunter, Arnagretta; Gawarikar, Yash


Background and Rationale: Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis is a complication of mucin-producing adenocarcinoma. Aseptic valvular vegetations formed on valves are friable and frequently result in stroke. Immune mediated valvular endothelial damage and hypercoagulability have a role to play. Mucin, is also likely to increase the formation of intravascular thrombi. Treatment is difficult and requires use of anti-coagulant. Evidence of superiority of unfractionated heparin over low...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Conference paper
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases
Access Rights: Free Access via publisher website


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