JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, vol.18, no.12, pp.1362-1365, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
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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.