Microembolic signal predicts recurrent cerebral ischemic events in acute stroke patients with middle cerebral artery stenosis.

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cerebral embolism is a common cause of stroke. Microembolic signals (MES) detected by transcranial Doppler represent ongoing embolisms, but the lack of reliable data about its clinical relevance hinders its widespread use in clinical practice. METHODS We prospectively monitored 114 consecutive acute ischemic stroke patients with… (More)

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