Association Between Troponin Levels and Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source

  title={Association Between Troponin Levels and Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source},
  author={Alexander E. Merkler and G Gialdini and Santosh B. Murthy and Setareh Salehi Omran and Antonio L Moya and M P Lerario and Ji Y. Chong and Peter M. Okin and Jonathan W. Weinsaft and Monika M. Safford and Matthew E. Fink and B B Navi and C Iadecola and Hooman Kamel},
  booktitle={Journal of the American Heart Association},
BACKGROUND Our aim was to determine whether patients with embolic strokes of undetermined source (ESUS) have higher rates of elevated troponin than patients with noncardioembolic strokes. METHODS AND RESULTS CAESAR (The Cornell Acute Stroke Academic Registry) prospectively enrolled all adults with acute stroke from 2011 to 2014. Two neurologists used standard definitions to retrospectively ascertain the etiology of stroke, with a third resolving disagreements. In this analysis we included… CONTINUE READING
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