Table 3: Heart disorders associated with cardiac embolism.

Young patients ( 𝑛 = 2 1 )Old patients ( 𝑛 = 3 2 8 )P

Patent foramen ovale49
Patent foramen ovale and atrial septal aneurysm20
Patent foramen ovale and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation10
Atrial fibrillation (paroxysmal and chronic)3261<.01
Atrial flutter06.54
Atrial septal defect10
Atrial septal defect and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation10
Atrial septal aneurysm02
Ventricular septal defect10
Anterior myocardial infarction/akinesia26
Heart valve dysfunction015
Mechanical heart valve410
Mechanical heart valve and prothrombotic disorder10
Ventricular thrombus02
Papillary fibroelastoma10
Severe heart failure03.66

Cardiac embolism due to atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter*5 (5)267 (29.1)<.001
Cardiac embolism due to disorders other than atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter*18 (18)61 (5.5)<.001

P value is given only for diagnoses where equal investigation methods were used for both groups.
*in relation to all 100 young and 1117 old patients included in the study.