Absence of circulating microemboli in patients with lone atrial fibrillation.


Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a well-recognized independent risk factor of ischemic stroke. The aim of this study was to investigate the amount of microembolic signals (MES) in 15 patients with 'lone' AF representing the subgroup of AF patients with the lowest lifelong risk of stroke. All patients had been put on effective anticoagulation due to a scheduled… (More)


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