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Intracardiac Source of Embolism

  • J. M. Curtius

Abstract

The search for an intracardiac source of embolism is a frequent indication for daily routine echocardiography. Unless there is a predisposing cardiac condition such as a mitral valve defect or an appreciable restriction of left ventricular contraction, the result is mostly negative. However, even if such a preexisting disease involving the left atrium is known, transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is often disappointing in its low sensitivity.

Keywords

Mitral Valve Left Atrium Rheumatic Heart Disease Mitral Valve Prolapse Atrial Septum 
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