Emily Walz

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Filamentous strands attached to the mitral valve are a recently described finding in occasional patients undergoing transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), but the frequency and clinical significance of these strands remain poorly defined. The purpose of the present study was to review the prevalence of mitral valve strands in(More)
The world is aging and the trend is towards a global feminization of aging. In the Asia Pacific region, which already contains approximately 50% of the world's population over age 60, the number of older women exceeds that of older men in most countries. This article explores the changes that are occurring in East Asian social and cultural traditions for(More)
Objectives. Natural history studies and stroke prevention trials in patients with transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) have focused primarily on stroke or death outcomes and not recurrent TIA, yet treatment decisions are often based on recurrences. This study was undertaken to evaluate the frequency and pattern of recurrent TIAs in patients presenting with(More)
BACKGROUND Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a useful procedure to evaluate selected stroke patients for cardiac sources of embolism. To date, noninfective valvular vegetations have not been described in large studies using transesophageal echocardiography to detect cardiac sources of embolism. We sought to investigate the frequency of noninfective(More)
Cranial sinus thrombosis (CST) is known to be associated with pregnancy and puerperium. A literature review of patients with CST showed a significant proportion of preeclamptic women. The relationship between nephrotic syndrome and hypercoagulability has been well established. We present a 23-year-old gravida III, para I woman with preeclampsia who(More)
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