Published in Cardiovascular Week, June 26th, 2006
Researchers in the United States conducted a study "to assess the validity of the suggestion that protruding atheromatous material in the thoracic aorta is an important cause of cerebrovascular ischemic events (CIEs) (i.e., transient ischemic attack or ischemic stroke)."
"This case-control study of Olmsted County, Minnesota, residents who underwent transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) from 1993 to 1997 included controls without CIE randomly selected from the population, controls without CIE referred for TEE because of cardiac disease, cases...
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