To the Editor.
—We read with interest the second report on brain embolism by the Task Force.1 In reviewing their first article,2 they estimated that the incidence of stroke due to cardiogenic embolism should be around 15%, ranging between 6% and 23%, of all ischemic strokes. When discussing heart pathologies, they established that non-valvular atrial fibrillation, ischemic heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, and prosthetic cardiac valves account for the majority of cardioembolic stroke and considered that nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathies were a less common cardiac cause of embo
Rey RC, Monteverde DA, Sica RE. Cardiac Sources of Cerebral Embolism. Arch Neurol. 1991;48(4):359–360. doi:10.1001/archneur.1991.00530160019006
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