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

Kanagaratnam, Prapa
September 2008
Heart;Sep2008, Vol. 94 Issue 9, p1109
Academic Journal
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.


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