What is the role of echocardiography in the workup of basilar artery thrombosis?

Updated: Jan 11, 2019
  • Author: Salvador Cruz-Flores, MD, MPH, FAHA, FCCM, FAAN, FACP, FANA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Echocardiography should be considered in all patients because cardioembolism is frequent enough in this population to warrant such consideration. Moreover, even patients with documented atherothrombosis may have a concomitant cardiac source of embolism.


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