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Echocardiography in Acute Neurologic Syndrome

  • Gregory Katz
  • Muhamed Saric
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Abstract

Stroke is the third leading cause of mortality in the high-income countries. While acute neurologic syndromes can be divided into stroke and non-stroke causes, stroke from a cardiac source is the focus of this review. The chapter outlines cardiovascular conditions with high and moderate thromboembolic risk including the descriptions of key anatomic features and echocardiographic findings.

Keywords

Stroke Atrial fibrillation Thrombus 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.New York University Langone Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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