Left Atrial Function in Recurrent Stroke of Unknown Cause

Completed

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- CVA
- TIA

Exclusion Criteria

- proven AF or atrial flutter
- prior ablation for AF
- valvular disease
- artificial heart valves
- endocarditis
- presence of an atrial septum defect or moderate to large patent foramen ovale
- LV akinesia
- moderate to severe carotid stenosis
- prior surgery for carotid artery stenosis
- total occlusion of the internal carotid artery
- carotid artery dissection
- vertebral artery dissection
- massive aortic atheromatosis
- temporal arteritis
- basilar artery aneurysm
- ascending aortic aneurysm
- subclavian steal
- prior CVA/TIA
- intracerebral hemorrhage
- lacunar infarction
- clotting disorder
- on anticoagulants
- CVA/TIA as a procedural complication
- hyperthyroidism
- patients who died in hospital after first admission for CVA/TIA