TITLE

Stroke risk in the elderly: it's not all about visible clot

AUTHOR(S)
Kanagaratnam, Prapa
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Heart;Sep2008, Vol. 94 Issue 9, p1109
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the stroke risk in elderly. He asserts that transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) is a vital tool in the management of patients with atrial fibrillation through allowing safe cardioversion. TOE should not be reduced from impeccable anticoagulation control because processes beyond visible clot may still result in stroke.
ACCESSION #
34293189

 

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