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Sources Used in Current Review

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Stroke Information Page. Available online at http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/stroke/stroke.htm through http://www.ninds.nih.gov. Accessed September 2011.

American Stroke Association. Warning Signs. Available online at http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/WarningSigns/Warning-Signs_UCM_308528_SubHomePage.jsp through http://www.strokeassociation.org. Accessed September 2011. 

American Stroke Association. Impact of Stroke. Available online at http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/AboutStroke/Impact-of-Stroke_UCM_310728_Article.jsp through http://www.strokeassociation.org. Accessed September 2011.

American Stroke Association. Understanding Risk. Available online at http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/AboutStroke/UnderstandingRisk/Understanding-Risk_UCM_308539_SubHomePage.jsp through http://www.strokeassociation.org. Accessed September 2011.

American Stroke Association. Diagnosis. Available online at http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/AboutStroke/Diagnosis/Diagnosis_UCM_310890_Article.jsp through http://www.strokeassociation.org. Accessed September 2011.

American Stroke Association. Treatment. Available online at http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/AboutStroke/Treatment/Treatment_UCM_310892_Article.jsp through http://www.strokeassociation.org. Accessed September 2011.

MedlinePlus Medical Encylopedia. Stroke. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000726.htm. Accessed September 2011. 

Hijazi, Z et al. Abstract 13472: NT-proBNP is Prognostic for Stroke and Death in Atrial Fibrillation - a RELY Substudy. Circulation November 2010, 122 (Meeting Abstract Supplement). Available online at http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/meeting_abstract/122/21_MeetingAbstracts/A13472 through http://circ.ahajournals.org. Accessed September 2011. 

Fonseca AC et al. N-terminal probrain natriuretic peptide as a biomarker of cardioembolic stroke. Int J Stroke 2011 Oct;6(5):398-403. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-4949.2011.00606.x. Epub 2011 Jun 6. Available online at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21645267 through http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Accessed September 2011. 

Internet Stroke Center. Blood Tests. Available online at http://www.strokecenter.org/patients/stroke-diagnosis/blood-tests/ through http://www.strokecenter.org. Accessed September 2011. 

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Thomas, Clayton L., Editor (1997). Taber' Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, PA [18th Edition].

Pagana, Kathleen D. & Pagana, Timothy J. (2001). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 5th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO.

Klausner HA, Lewandowski C. Infrequent causes of stroke. Emerg Med Clinics of North Amer 20:657, 2002.

Chalel JA, Merino JG, Warach S. Update on stroke. Curr Opin Neurol 17:447, 2004.

Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 16th Ed. Kasper DL, et al., Eds. McGraw-Hill Companies. 2005.

Christenson RH and Dambinova S. Stroke: A Look at Emerging Biochemical Markers. Clinical Laboratory News March 2008. Volume 34, Number 3. Available online at http://www.aacc.org/publications/cln/2008/mar/Pages/series_0308.aspx through http://www.aacc.org. Accessed May 2008.

The Internet Stroke Center: Blood Tests and Procedures Used for Stroke Diagnosis. Available online at http://www.strokecenter.org/pat/diagnosis/blood_tests.htm through http://www.strokecenter.org. Accessed May 2008.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Stroke Information Page. Available online at http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/stroke/stroke.htm through http://www.ninds.nih.gov. Accessed May 2008.

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