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A Billiard Ball in the Left Atrium.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22404318     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An 84-year-old woman with a history of severe systolic heart failure, a mechanical mitral valve, and atrial fibrillation presented to the hospital with syncope and is found to have a free-floating intracardiac mass on transthoracic echocardiogram that was absent 5 months earlier. Real time three-dimensional (3D) transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) images reveal a billiard-ball-looking mass thought to be a large left atrial thrombus causing syncope by transiently obstructing the mitral valve orifice. Real time 3D TEE offers several potential advantages for the evaluation of intracardiac masses. (Echocardiography ****;**:E1-E3).
Authors:
Thomas P Carrigan; Salman Azam; Claire Sullivan; Brian D Hoit
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
University Hospitals, Case Medical Center Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland, Ohio.
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