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|Title:||Risk factors for lacunar stroke: a case-control transesophageal echocardiographic study.|
|Authors:||Kazui, S;Levi, Christopher R;Jones, Elizabeth F;Quang, L;Calafiore, Paul;Donnan, Geoffrey A|
|Affiliation:||National Stroke Research Institute, Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre, Victoria, Australia.|
|Citation:||Neurology; 54(6): 1385-7|
|Abstract:||To reassess the independent risk factors for lacunar stroke and to clarify the role of potential embolic sources, we conducted a case-control study using transesophageal echocardiography and duplex ultrasonography. Among 62 consecutive patients with their first lacunar stroke and 202 normal controls, we found that hypertension (p < 0.001), smoking (p = 0.001), and aortic arch atheroma (p = 0.006) were independently associated with an increased risk of lacunar stroke. Whether proximal aortic arch atheroma is mechanistically associated with lacunar stroke or merely coexistent is uncertain.|
|Internal ID Number:||10746618|
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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