TITLE

Echocardiography in stroke: Which probe when?

AUTHOR(S)
Thompson, Christopher R.
PUB. DATE
October 1999
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/19/99, Vol. 161 Issue 8, p981
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
Editorial. Comments on the use of echocardiograms to identify a possible cardiac source of brain embolism. Focus on a review on the issue by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care; Controversy over the use of transesophageal echocardiography as the initial screening test; Recommendations by the task force.
ACCESSION #
2451899

 

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