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Lesion patterns in patients with cryptogenic stroke with and without right‐to‐left‐shunt
Background and purpose:  Despite numerous studies, the role of patent foramen ovale (PFO) as a risk factor for stroke due to paradoxical embolism is still controversial. On the assumption thatExpand
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MRI plaque imaging reveals high-risk carotid plaques especially in diabetic patients irrespective of the degree of stenosis
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This study investigates whether MRI-plaque imaging can reveal differences in carotid plaque features of diabetic patients compared to nondiabetics. Expand
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Embolic Signals in Unselected Stroke Patients: Prevalence and Diagnostic Benefit
Background and Purpose— The present study investigated the prevalence of cerebral microemboli detected by transcranial Doppler sonography in unselected stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA)Expand
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Prognostic value of the ABCD2 score beyond short-term follow-up after transient ischemic attack (TIA) - a cohort study
BackgroundTransient ischemic attack (TIA) patients are at a high vascular risk. Recently the ABCD2 score was validated for evaluating short-term stroke risk after TIA. We assessed the value of thisExpand
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The Value of the Serum Neurofilament Protein Heavy Chain as a Biomarker for Peri-operative Brain Injury After Carotid Endarterectomy
This prospective study examined the value of serum neurofilament protein levels for detecting peri-operative brain damage following carotid endarterectomy. An ELISA was used for quantification ofExpand
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Patent foramen ovale is not associated with an increased risk of stroke recurrence
Background and Purpose:  Despite numerous studies suggesting a relationship between paradoxical embolism from a patent foramen ovale (PFO) and stroke, the role of PFO as a risk factor for cerebralExpand
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Surface expression of CXCR4 on circulating CD133+ progenitor cells is associated with plaque instability in subjects with carotid artery stenosis
BackgroundCirculating progenitor cells (PCs) are considered to contribute to the remodeling of atherosclerotic plaques. Their surface receptor CXCR4 plays an important role in the recruitment of PCsExpand
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Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography predicts cardiovascular events after TIA
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We assessed the value of extracranial (ECD) and transcranial Doppler and duplex ultrasonography to predict clinical outcome after TIA. Expand
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Surface expression of CXCR 4 on circulating CD 133 + progenitor cells is associated with plaque instability in subjects with carotid artery stenosis
Background Circulating progenitor cells (PCs) are considered to contribute to the remodeling of atherosclerotic plaques. Their surface receptor CXCR4 plays an important role in the recruitment of PCsExpand