Source of Embolism to Brain

  • Atooshe Rohani
Part of the Clinical Cases in Cardiology book series (CCC)


Source of embolism to the brain is one of the indications for echocardiography. This case describes LV mass as the cause of stroke in a 43 year old woman.


Source of embolism Stroke Echocardiography Cardiac mass 

Supplementary material

Movie 37.1

apical mass(TEE trans-gastric view 97 degree) (AVI 335 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Atooshe Rohani
    • 1
  1. 1.Northern Ontario School of MedicineThunder BayCanada

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