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Bilan cardiaque des accidents vasculaires cérébraux

Grandjean, Thierry
Published in Revue médicale suisse. 2014, vol. 10, no. 436, p. 1407-12
Abstract The cardiac workup of stroke often includes a 24 hours Holter and an echocardiography looking for cardiac sources of emboli (atrial fibrillation (AF), intracardiac thrombus, mitral stenosis, recent myocardial infarction, endocarditis, dilated cardiomyopathy...) which would lead to a change of treatment (secondary prevention) aiming at decreasing the risk of recurrence. In case of a stroke with AF, the secondary prevention strategy is well defined (anticoagulants). It is less clear for the other causes. The diagnostic yield of these examinations is limited and there is a lack of consensus in their utility. This systematic review tries to sum up current guidelines. It appears that these examinations should rather be targeted than performed systematically.
Keywords Brain Ischemia/complications/diagnosisDiagnostic TechniquesCardiovascularEchocardiographyElectrocardiographyAmbulatoryHumansStroke/complications/diagnosis
PMID: 25055475
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GRANDJEAN, Thierry et al. Bilan cardiaque des accidents vasculaires cérébraux. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2014, vol. 10, n° 436, p. 1407-12. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:90441

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