Intracardiac thrombosis in multiple chambers and descending aorta manifested as systemic and pulmonary thromboembolism

Chin-Hsin Hsu, Ting-Hsing Chao, Wei-Chuan Tsai, Wei-Ting Lee, Ping-Yen Liu, Li Jen Lin, Jyh Hong Chen, Liang-Miin Tsai

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Abstract

We report a case with multiple thrombosis that underwent sudden circulatory collapse due to acute pulmonary embolism and ischemic stroke. Further confirmed by transesophageal echocardiography, the thrombus in both atria was detected by transthoracic echocardiography. In addition, patent foramen ovale and another thrombus in the descending aorta were readily identified by transesophageal echocardiography. Aspirin was prescribed and thrombi disappeared 1 month later. Our case report suggests that patients undergoing sudden collapse with unexplained hypoxemia and new neurological deficit secondary to coexistence of pulmonary and systemic embolism should be promptly evaluated by echocardiography, especially transesophageal one, with high suspicion for paradoxical embolism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)671-674
Number of pages4
JournalEchocardiography
Volume22
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sep 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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