Cryptogenic Stroke and Valvular Strands

Figueiredo, Cátia and Rebelo, Carla Sofia and Lemos, Joana (2020) Cryptogenic Stroke and Valvular Strands. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 7 (12). pp. 1-3. ISSN ISSN: 2284-2594

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Background: Ischaemic stroke can be classified according to its aetiology. In cryptogenic stroke, Lambl’s excrescences should be considered since they can only be detected through transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), which is not routinely performed.Case description: The authors report the case of a 63-year-old Caucasian man with two ischaemic cerebral events associated with the presence of Lambl’s excrescences in the aortic valve detected with TEE. Switching antiaggregant therapy to anticoagulant therapy allowed the patient to remain asymptomatic throughout a 3-year follow-up.Conclusion: The lack of protocols for the management of cryptogenic stroke results in a delay in the identification of less frequent causes of stroke, leading to recurrent vascular events, morbidity and loss of functionality. The authors describe a patient who experienced multiple cerebral ischaemic events until the correct diagnosis was made.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thrombosis, inferior vena cava syndrome, lumbar pain, nephroblastoma
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate
600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2021 14:26
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 14:26

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