About ESUS…


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Title About ESUS…
Creator Baule, Antonio
Description Five subtypes of Ischemic stroke are classified based on therir causes. ESUS (Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source) stands for a non-lacunar cerebral infarct, in the absence of stenosis of large arteries or causes of cardioembolic stroke. It is estimated that ESUS accounts for about 25% of all ischemic strokes. A multidisciplinary, multistep diagnostic investigation is needed for a correct diagnosis, in order to exclude other possible causes of stroke. At present there are limited indications on how to plan secondary prevention of ischemic stroke in patients with ESUS. In the patient described, cortical ischemia, probably arising following an arterial embolization, represents an index event that could be classified as ESUS: in this case dabigatran was administered off-label, althoughin this type of patient this could be soon supported by the results of the RESPECT-ESUS study, a randomized trial comparing dabigatran and ASA in patients with recent ESUS, to test whether anticoagulant therapy can improve the outcome of patients in this clinical condition (Cardiology).
Publisher Aboutscience Srl
Date 2018-10-26
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Case report
Format application/pdf
Identifier https://journals.aboutscience.eu/index.php/aboutopen/article/view/132
Source AboutOpen; V. 4 N. 1 (2018): January - December 2018; 179-184
AboutOpen; Vol 4 No 1 (2018): January - December 2018; 179-184
Language eng
Relation https://journals.aboutscience.eu/index.php/aboutopen/article/view/132/106
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