Echocardiographic predictors of left atrial appendage spontaneous echocontrast in patients with stroke and atrial fibrillation

Ozer N., Kilic H., Arslan U., Atalar E., Aksoyek S., Ovunc K., ...More

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, vol.18, no.12, pp.1362-1365, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: The presence of spontaneous echocontrast (SEC) in the left atrium (LA) or LA appendage (LAA) has been associated with a higher risk of thromboembolism and cerebrovascular accidents. The purpose of this study was to define the new transesophageal echocardiographic predictors of SEC for patients with stroke and atrial fibrillation.