Right-to-left shunts may be not uncommon cause of TIA in Japan.

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Tateishi, Yohei; Iguchi, Yasuyuki; Kimura, Kazumi; Kobayashi, Kazuto; Shibazaki, Kensaku; Eguchi, Katsumi;
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: Journal of the neurological sciences,volume 277,issue 1-2,pages13-16 (issn: 0022-510X)
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  • Subject: patent foramen ovale | right-to-left shunt | transesophageal echocardiography | transient ischemic attack | transcranial Doppler | etiology
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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although 30% to 60% of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) have embolic sources, the etiology of the remaining TIAs is unknown. Right-to-left shunt (RLS) is one of the most important etiologies of cryptogenic stroke. The aim of this study was to de... View more
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