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A Journal on Heart and Vascular Diseases


Official Journal of the Italian Society of Angiology and Vascular Pathology
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Minerva Cardioangiologica 2006 December;54(6):779-81

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Ischemic stroke with cardiac involvement in aortic thromboembolism

Colombo G. M., Albi F., Salvini P., Sacco T., Cicchinelli M.

1 Emergency Medicine Unit San Camillo Hospital, Rome, Italy
2 Emergency Service of Cardiology San Camillo Hospital, Rome, Italy
3 Department of Anaesthesiology Sacro Cuore Catholic University, Rome, Italy

An aortic thrombus may be detected by using transesophageal echocardiography after an embolic event. Clinical features are variable and may include cardiac and neurologic symptoms, such as the stroke. We report a case of a woman with an acute ischemic stroke, a myocardial infarction and a free floating aortic thrombus.

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