Transesophageal echocardiographic findings of left atrial floating thrombus

Yi-Heng Li, J. J. Hwang, K. G. Shyu, H. M. Ma, L. P. Lai, F. T. Chiang, W. P. Lien, C. H. Tsai

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Abstract

Left atrial thrombus formation is a common complication in patients with mitral stenosis. A free-floating thrombus in the left atrium, however, has rarely been reported. A 60-year-old man with severe mitral stenosis was found to have a left atrial free-floating thrombus. Initially, it was detected by transthoracic echocardiography, but, whether there was any attachment of the thrombus to the left atrial wall or any existence of the thrombus in the left atrial appendage could not be clearly defined. These problems were resolved by a subsequent transesophageal echocardiographic study; the detailed characteristics of this floating thrombus were clearly observed and described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-40
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Medical Ultrasound
Volume2
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1

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Thrombosis
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Atrial Appendage
Heart Atria
Echocardiography

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Li, Y-H., Hwang, J. J., Shyu, K. G., Ma, H. M., Lai, L. P., Chiang, F. T., ... Tsai, C. H. (1994). Transesophageal echocardiographic findings of left atrial floating thrombus. Journal of Medical Ultrasound, 2(1), 37-40.
Li, Yi-Heng ; Hwang, J. J. ; Shyu, K. G. ; Ma, H. M. ; Lai, L. P. ; Chiang, F. T. ; Lien, W. P. ; Tsai, C. H. / Transesophageal echocardiographic findings of left atrial floating thrombus. In: Journal of Medical Ultrasound. 1994 ; Vol. 2, No. 1. pp. 37-40.
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Li Y-H, Hwang JJ, Shyu KG, Ma HM, Lai LP, Chiang FT et al. Transesophageal echocardiographic findings of left atrial floating thrombus. Journal of Medical Ultrasound. 1994 Jan 1;2(1):37-40.