Cerebral microembolism in acute myocardial infarction.

  title={Cerebral microembolism in acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Zurab Nadareishvili and Zafar Ali Choudary and C. Joyner and Dallas Brodie and John W. Norris},
  volume={30 12},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE This study was undertaken to determine the frequency of cerebral microemboli (high-intensity transient signals; HITS) detected by transcranial Doppler (TCD) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and to relate them to the various putative risk factors and clinical embolic events. METHODS We investigated 112 consecutive patients within 72 hours of admission to an acute coronary care unit using TCD to monitor for cerebral microemboli. Twelve patients were… CONTINUE READING


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