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Table 2 Sources of accidental emboli

From: Accidental microembolic signals: prevalence and clinical relevance

  Symptomatic Asymptomatic
Arterial Sources   
 Atherosclerotic cerebral or carotid artery stenosis 30 15
 Moyamoya disease 9 2
 Intracranial arteries 3 0
 Takayasu arteries 0 3
Cardiac Sources   
 Atrial fibrillation 2 1
 Artificial valves 0 8
 Infective endocarditis 1 1
 Patent foramen ovale 1 1
 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 1 0