Spontaneous Cerebral Embolisation in Asymptomatic and Recently Symptomatic Patients with TIA/Minor Stroke

@article{Salem2011SpontaneousCE,
  title={Spontaneous Cerebral Embolisation in Asymptomatic and Recently Symptomatic Patients with TIA/Minor Stroke},
  author={Murtaza K. Salem and H. Z. Butt and Allison W. Watts and Robert Sayers and Matthew J. Bown and A. Ross Naylor},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={720-5}
}
OBJECTIVES Spontaneous embolisation (SE) detected using Transcranial Doppler (TCD) after a Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)/Minor stroke is an independent predictor of recurrent stroke. There are, however limited data on the differential prevalence of SE in the first few days/weeks after onset of symptoms. METHOD 156 consecutive patients (symptomatic n = 123, asymptomatic n = 33) underwent Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) during an 18 month period and had an accessible window permitting 30 min of… CONTINUE READING