Frequency and severity of asymptomatic coronary disease in patients with different causes of stroke.

@article{Chimowitz1997FrequencyAS,
  title={Frequency and severity of asymptomatic coronary disease in patients with different causes of stroke.},
  author={Marc Chimowitz and Raewyn M. Poole and Mark R. Starling and Markus Schwaiger and Milton D. Gross},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={1997},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={941-5}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We sought (1) to compare the frequency and severity of asymptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with different causes of brain ischemia and (2) to determine profiles of patients with brain ischemia who are at highest risk of asymptomatic CAD. METHODS Sixty-nine patients with transient ischemic attack or stroke and without overt CAD underwent a cardiac stress test and a diagnostic evaluation to determine the cause of brain ischemia. The frequency of… CONTINUE READING