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Title: The role of venous-to-arterial circulation shunts and thrombophilia in ischaemic events in young adults
Author: Sastry, Sanjay Dwarakanath
ISNI:       0000 0001 3553 4756
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2007
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The cause of myocardial infarction (MI) and ischaemic stroke (IS) in young adults is often uncertain and paradoxical embolism may be more frequent than previously thought. Contrast transcranial Doppler (TCD) is a simple, non-invasive technique for the detection of venous-to-arterial circulation shunts (v-aCS). We investigated the frequency of v-aCS, usually patent foramen ovale (PFO), and thrombophilia in young adults suffering MI and IS and matched healthy controls. We validated our contrast TCD protocol for its reproducibility and by comparison with transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE).
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (M.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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