Intracardiac Source of Embolism

  • J. M. Curtius


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.


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