Aortic plaque in patients with brain ischemia: diagnosis by transesophageal echocardiography.

@article{Horowitz1992AorticPI,
  title={Aortic plaque in patients with brain ischemia: diagnosis by transesophageal echocardiography.},
  author={Diane R. Horowitz and Stanley Tuhrim and Joanna Budd and Martin E. Goldman},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1992},
  volume={42 8},
  pages={1602-4}
}
We evaluated 183 patients with brain ischemia for an embolic source, using transesophageal echocardiography with extensive imaging of the thoracic aorta. There were mobile, frond-like projections of aortic plaque in seven (4%) patients. The plaque originated on a wide base on the posterior aspect of the ascending aorta at its junction with the transverse arch in six patients, and on the aortic root in one. The acute event was a cerebral infarction in five patients, and a transient ischemic… CONTINUE READING