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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.echo.2005.03.023
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1362-1365

Abstract

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.