Silent brain infarction in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis

Akdemir Y., Dagdelen S. , Yuce M., Davutoglu V., Akcay M., Akdemir N., ...Daha Fazla

JAPANESE HEART JOURNAL, cilt.43, sa.2, ss.137-144, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1536/jhj.43.137
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.137-144


Silent brain infarction (SBI) is defined as asymptomatic infarction areas detected in computerized tomography (CT) scans in patients,without a history of stroke. The incidence of SBI is increased in CT or magnetic resonance imaging in patients with carotid stenosis and with atrial fibrillation (AF). but its relation with rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS), another major source of emboli, is uncertain. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of SBI in patients with MS.