Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source: A Systematic Review and Clinical Update

@article{Hart2017EmbolicSO,
  title={Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source: A Systematic Review and Clinical Update},
  author={R. Hart and Luciana Catanese and K. Perera and G. Ntaios and S. Connolly},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2017},
  volume={48},
  pages={867–872}
}
Background and Purpose— Embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS) designates patients with nonlacunar cryptogenic ischemic strokes in whom embolism is the likely stroke mechanism. It has been hypothesized that anticoagulation is more efficacious than antiplatelet therapy for secondary stroke prevention in ESUS patients. We review available information about ESUS. Methods— Systematic literature review to assess the frequency of ESUS, patient features, and prognosis using PubMed from 2014 to… Expand
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