Detection of Right-to-Left Cardiac Shunt in the Absence of Transcranial Acoustic Bone.
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Paradoxical thrombotic embolism via right-to-left cardiac shunt (RLS) is a risk factor of cryptogenic ischemic stroke. Transtemporal Doppler (TTD) is a valid method used in the detection of patent foramen ovale (PFO). Temporal acoustic bone windows are missing with increasing age and in some younger subjects. We studied prospectively whether Doppler ultrasound of the cervical arteries (submandibular internal carotid artery [ICA] and vertebral artery [VA]) is an alternative, when compared to TTD, in the detection and quantification of PFO.
|Research areas and keywords||
Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging|
|Early online date||2015 Oct 30|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|