Echocardiography in the detection of cardioembolism in a stroke population
Both transthoracic (TTE) and transoesophageal (TOE) echocardiography are used routinely to investigate ischaemic stroke. We retrospectively assessed the incidence of abnormalities on TTE/TOE and whether an abnormal TTE/TOE result could have been predicted on the basis of ancillary tests and clinical cardiological examination. Data from 428 patients were analysed. The diagnostic yield of TTE was 12%. For TOE there was a diagnostic yield of 40% in tests actually performed. Overall,...[Show more]
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