• REVIEW ON MICROEMBOLUS DETECTION

    E. B. Ringelshtein
    University Hospital Münster, Department of Neurology – Münster, Germany

    Microembolic signals (MES) detected by transcranial ultrasound have first been described in the 80ies by Merrill Spencer and have rapidly gained great importance for the exploration of the pathophysiology underlying various stroke etiologies. Finally, MES have been proven as a reliable biomarker concerning the prognosis of symptomatic and asymptomatic internal carotid artery (ICA) stenoses. Typical clinical indications for microembolus detection (MD), a time-consuming, investigator-dependent US technique, are monitoring of cardiac and carotid surgery, arterial interventions, detection of occult sources of embolism, defining the culprit in competing sources of embolism, development of less emboligenic surgical techniques and refined devices.

Your are currently browsing this site with Internet Explorer 6 (IE6).

Your current web browser must be updated to version 7 of Internet Explorer (IE7) to take advantage of all of template's capabilities.

Why should I upgrade to Internet Explorer 7? Microsoft has redesigned Internet Explorer from the ground up, with better security, new capabilities, and a whole new interface. Many changes resulted from the feedback of millions of users who tested prerelease versions of the new browser. The most compelling reason to upgrade is the improved security. The Internet of today is not the Internet of five years ago. There are dangers that simply didn't exist back in 2001, when Internet Explorer 6 was released to the world. Internet Explorer 7 makes surfing the web fundamentally safer by offering greater protection against viruses, spyware, and other online risks.

Get free downloads for Internet Explorer 7, including recommended updates as they become available. To download Internet Explorer 7 in the language of your choice, please visit the Internet Explorer 7 worldwide page.