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Table 3 The 10 most frequent findings in the stroke and TIA subgroups

From: Transesophageal echocardiography in patients with cryptogenic cerebral ischemia

Rank Ischemic stroke (n = 383) TIA (n = 319) P (Chi2 Pearson)
1 PFO (94; 24.5%) PFO (58; 18.2%) 0.053
2 Valvular abnormalities (73; 19.1%) Valvular abnormalities (38; 11.9%) 0.014
3 Aortic calcification (73; 19.1%) Aortic calcification (32; 10.0%) 0.001
4 Aortic plaque (71; 18.5%) Aortic plaque (31; 9.7%) 0.002
5 Aoric valve aclerosis (45; 11.7%) Aoric valve aclerosis (21; 6.6%) 0.029
6 Atrial septal aneurysm (36; 9.4%) Left atrial dilatation (20; 6.3%) LA dilatation: 0.807
7 regional myocardial dyskinesia in > 2 segments (33; 8.6%) regional myocardial dyskinesia in > 2 segments (17; 5.3%) 0.131
8 Left atrial dilatation (27; 7.0%) Atrial septal aneurysm (15; 4.7%) ASA 0.213
9 ASD (17; 4.4%) ASD (11; 3.4%) 0.65
10 SEC(16; 4.2%) Mitral valve prolapse (6; 1.9%)