Noninfective mitral valve vegetations identified by transesophageal echocardiography as a cause of stroke.

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BACKGROUND Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a useful procedure to evaluate selected stroke patients for cardiac sources of embolism. To date, noninfective valvular vegetations have not been described in large studies using transesophageal echocardiography to detect cardiac sources of embolism. We sought to investigate the frequency of noninfective… (More)

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