The role of cardiac imaging in stroke prevention

Francesco Santoro, Luigi Di Biase, Pasquale Santangeli, Riccardo Ieva, J. David Burkhardt, Andrea Natale

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Abstract

This article reviews the role of cardiac imaging in stroke prevention, defining how imaging tools can be useful in this field. Cardioembolic sources during atrial fibrillation are discussed. New closure devices can be implanted in the left atrial appendage and routinely monitored with imaging modalities. Acute and chronic left ventricular dysfunction is reviewed, identifying the possible mechanism of thrombus formation and its early detection. Valvular evaluation of native heart disease and possible implications for stroke risk are defined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-29
Number of pages13
JournalCardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2014

Keywords

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Imaging
  • Left atrial appendage closure device
  • Left ventricular dysfunction
  • Stroke prevention
  • Thrombi
  • Valve disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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