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Current Cardiology Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-403X
ISSN (Online): 1875-6557

Blood Biomarkers in Cardioembolic Stroke

Author(s): Teresa Garcia-Berrocoso, Israel Fernandez-Cadenas, Pilar Delgado, Anna Rosell and Joan Montaner

Volume 6, Issue 3, 2010

Page: [194 - 201] Pages: 8

DOI: 10.2174/157340310791658767

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One promising field in neurovascular diseases investigation is the use of biomarkers to guide stroke etiology diagnosis and classification. Since treatment differs among etiologic subtypes and nowadays many patients receive a diagnosis of undetermined stroke, biomarkers might become an important additional diagnostic tool. In this review we update current knowledge about biomarkers related with cardioembolic stroke etiology (such as BNP and D-dimer proteins, or PITX2 and ZFHX3 genes), that in the future, might allow rapidly guiding other diagnostic tests and accelerating the onset of an optimal secondary prevention.

Keywords: Biomarker, cardioembolic, classification, etiology, natriuretic peptides, stroke

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