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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


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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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