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Balloon mitral commissurotomy for mitral stenosis after resolution of a large mobile left atrial thrombus by 2-year warfarin treatment.
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PMID:  20028646     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report on a patient who was referred for percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy for symptomatic mitral stenosis. However, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography both revealed a large mobile left atrial thrombus, occupying almost half of the left atrial body. Because the patient strongly declined surgical mitral treatment, he was administered warfarin for 2 years. Complete resolution of left atrial thrombus was confirmed by follow-up transesophageal echocardiography. Successful percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy was undertaken without complications.
Wei-Chun Chang; I-Hsiang Lin; Chih-Tai Ting; Kae-Woei Liang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA     Volume:  72     ISSN:  1728-7731     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chin Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-23     Completed Date:  2010-03-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101174817     Medline TA:  J Chin Med Assoc     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  646-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiovascular Center, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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MeSH Terms
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use*
Balloon Dilatation / methods*
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Heart Atria
Mitral Valve Stenosis / therapy*
Thrombosis / drug therapy*,  ultrasonography
Warfarin / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticoagulants; 81-81-2/Warfarin

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