Aortic atherosclerosis as an embolic source

Damiano Baldassarre, Mauro Pepi

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Stroke is the third leading cause of death in several industrial countries and cardiogenic embolism accounts for 15–30 % of ischaemic strokes [1–5]. The diagnosis of a cardioembolic source of stroke is frequently uncertain and relies on the identification of a potential cardiac source of embolism in the absence of significant autochthonous cerebrovascular occlusive disease. In this regard, echocardiography (either transthoracic – TTE or Transoesophageal – TEE) serves as a cornerstone in the evaluation and diagnosis of these patients [6, 7].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPharmacotherapy in Aortic Disease
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages64
ISBN (Print)9783319095554, 9783319095547
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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