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To compare the diagnostic yields of transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography in the detection of potential cardiac sources of embolism, 63 patients (mean +/- SD age 63 +/- 15 [range 18-87] years) with transient ischemic attacks or stroke underwent both procedures. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a potential cardiac source of embolism in(More)
BACKGROUND In a recent clinical trial, aspirin therapy was initiated approximately 34 days after the onset of symptoms but did not reduce the risk of embolism in patients with endocarditis. However, it is possible that aspirin used early in the course of the disease may be beneficial. The purpose of the study is to assess the effect of long-term daily(More)
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