J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2022 Jun 9. Epub 2022 Jun 9.
Department of Cardiology, Blacktown Hospital, Sydney, NSW 2148, Australia; School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia; School of Medicine, Western Sydney University, Sydney, NSW 2148, Australia. Electronic address:
Background: Strokes of undetermined source, commonly termed cryptogenic stroke (CS), account for a significant proportion of ischemic stroke etiology and have high rates of stroke recurrence. The heterogeneous etiology of CS makes decisions regarding treatment for such patients challenging. We sought to evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic value of left atrial (LA) function in identification of cardioembolism and prediction of outcomes in patients with CS. Read More