Echocardiographic features associated with cardioembolic stroke or new onset atrial fibrillation

Takeaway

  • Some transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) measures of cardiac structure/function, other than atrial fibrillation, are significantly associated with diagnosis of cardioembolic stroke (CES).

Why this matters

  • Interpretation of TTE features may be relevant to more precise identification of stroke etiology, particularly in patients with no diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF).