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Detection of cardioembolic sources with echocardiography. Compr Ther 1994;20(3):174-80 PMID: 8187459


Cerebral ischemic events remain a common cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Although the majority of patients with strokes have cerebrovascular disease, up to 20% of stroke patients have a cardioembolic source, especially younger patients or those with associated cardiac disease. TTE offers limited potential for identifying a cardioembolic source. In contrast, TEE is superior in detecting most cardioembolic sources and should be considered in stroke patients in whom there is a high clinical suspicion for a cardiac source of embolus and whose TTE is technically difficult or negative (Table 3).

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Lindower PD, Gutterman DD


David D. Gutterman MD Sr Assoc Director, Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin

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Heart Diseases
Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis

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