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A case of atheromatous plaque in the thoracic aorta as a source of stroke, detected by transesophageal echocardiography [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2006; 34(5): 308-311

A case of atheromatous plaque in the thoracic aorta as a source of stroke, detected by transesophageal echocardiography

Nurcan Arat, Nesligül Yıldırım, Erdoğan İlkay, İrfan Sabah
Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Hastanesi Kardiyoloji Kliniği, Ankara

A 54-year-old man was referred to our hospital for investigation into a possible cardiac source of an embolic cerebrovascular event. Physical examination of the cardiovascular system and transthoracic echocardiographic findings were normal. Transesophageal echocardiography enabled detection of an atheromatous ulcerative plaque with mobile thrombus in the thoracic aorta. When the embolic source of stroke cannot be determined by standart diagnostic modalities, transesophageal echocardiography of the aorta may be helpful in this respect.

Keywords: Aortic diseases/complications; atherosclerosis/complications; cerebrovascular accident/etiology; echocardiography, transesophageal; embolism.

How to cite this article
Nurcan Arat, Nesligül Yıldırım, Erdoğan İlkay, İrfan Sabah. A case of atheromatous plaque in the thoracic aorta as a source of stroke, detected by transesophageal echocardiography. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2006; 34(5): 308-311

Corresponding Author: Nurcan Arat, Türkiye
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