Left atrial appendage thrombi in stroke patients: detection with two-phase cardiac CT angiography versus transesophageal echocardiography.

@article{Hur2009LeftAA,
  title={Left atrial appendage thrombi in stroke patients: detection with two-phase cardiac CT angiography versus transesophageal echocardiography.},
  author={Jin Ho Hur and Young Jin Kim and Hye-Jeong Lee and Jong Woo Ha and Ji Hoe Heo and Eui-Young Choi and Choongsup Shim and Tae Hoon Kim and Ji Eun Nam and Kyu Ok Choe and Byoung Wook Choi},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={251 3},
  pages={
          683-90
        }
}
PURPOSE To assess the diagnostic accuracy of two-phase 64-section cardiac computed tomographic (CT) angiography for detection of left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombi and differentiation between thrombus and circulatory stasis in patients with stroke, with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was institutional review board approved, and all patients gave written informed consent. Fifty-five consecutive patients (36 men, 19 women… CONTINUE READING
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