John A. Schutz

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In 1999 over 700,000 strokes occurred in the United States [1]. One of the most powerful risk factors for stroke is atrial fibrillation. Left atrial thrombi can often form in the atrial appendage because of abnormal atrial emptying and dislodgment of this clot can account for a substantial number of strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation. Randomized(More)
Given the technological advances and reliance upon expensive testing for guiding therapy, it is surprising how an inexpensive, low tech electrocardiogram can provide a wealth of information pertaining to the underlying cardiovascular status of a patient. In this article we review the changes in hemodynamics, prognosis and guidance of therapeutic options(More)
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