Cardioembolic Stroke: Prevalence, Diagnosis, and Treatment

  • D. G. Sherman
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About 15% of all ischemic strokes are attributed to an embolus arising from the heart. The importance of cardiogenic embolus may in fact be much greater when one considers that a number of strokes are considered of “undetermined” etiology. The Stroke Data Bank found that one-third of their 1805 patients had to be classified as “infarct, unknown cause” [1]. About 30% of patients with an ischemic stroke have evidence of heart disease and one-third of these have atherosclerotic cerebrovascular disease sufficient to have produced the stroke.


Infective Endocarditis Mitral Valve Prolapse Hemorrhagic Transformation Mural Thrombus Cardioembolic Stroke 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. G. Sherman
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  1. 1.Division of NeurologyUniversity of TexasSan AntonioUSA

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