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Table 1 Indications for echocardiography

From: Long term evolution of patients treated in a TIA unit

                Indications for echocardiography
Multiple areas Unless known embolic source
<55 year-old Unless evident cases of non-cardioembolic aetiology
Undetermined TIA Non-lacunar with non-relevant cervical duplex and TCD, sinus rhythm and unknown cardioembolic source
Suspected cardioembolic source Heart murmur, heart failure, typical chest pain, altered ECG despite sinus rhythm
Known cardioembolic source susceptible from therapy changes Valvular prosthesis, suspected endocarditis, ischemic heart disease or dilated cardiomiopathy for which the last echocardiography was carried out over 6 months prior to the study.