Silent brain infarction in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis

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

JAPANESE HEART JOURNAL, vol.43, no.2, pp.137-144, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1536/jhj.43.137
  • Title of Journal : JAPANESE HEART JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.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.