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Can microemboli on transcranial Doppler identify patients at increased stroke risk?

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The synopsis was written by Hannah Camm, Associate Editor, Nature Clinical Practice.

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Correspondence to Hugh S Markus.

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HS Markus was the principal investigator for the Asymptomatic Carotid Emboli Study (ACES).

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