Prevalence of subdiaphragmatic visceral infarction in cardioembolic stroke.

@article{Slaoui2010PrevalenceOS,
  title={Prevalence of subdiaphragmatic visceral infarction in cardioembolic stroke.},
  author={Tarik Slaoui and Isabelle F. Klein and C{\'e}line Guidoux and Lucie Cabrejo and Elena Meseguer and Halim Abboud and P C Lavalll{\'e}e and Mika{\"e}l Mazighi and J Labreuche and Pierre Amarenco},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2010},
  volume={74 13},
  pages={1030-2}
}
BACKGROUND A substantial proportion of ischemic strokes have an embolic mechanism, but the source of embolism is not detected. Coexistence of subdiaphragmatic visceral infarction (SDVI; e.g., renal, splenic, hepatic, bowel infarction) may be a suggestion of a common source of embolism. One large autopsy study found SDVI in 21.5% of patients with fatal… CONTINUE READING