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Calcified atrial thrombus: complication of central venous hyperalimentation.
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PMID:  15227099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Two years and eight months after having had hyperalimentation during an infection, a 4-year-old boy was readmitted to the hospital with a viral syndrome. A chest X-ray film showed calcification over the right heart. After treatment of the viral problem, the boy was readmitted for evaluation of the calcifications. Percutaneous angiography demonstrated right atrial filling defects in the areas of calcification. The inferior vena caval pressures were normal. An echocardiogram showed a normal left atrium and mitral valve but did not reveal the masses within the right atrium. An electrocardiogram showed mild right ventricular hypertrophy. The patient subsequently underwent resection of 75% of the right atrial wall, which was involved with the growth, and this was reconstructed by using pericardium. The final pathological report described marked endocardial fibrosis infiltrated by chronic inflammatory cells consistent with organized mural thrombus. This case represents a complication of central venous catheterization secondary to traumatization of the endocardium by constant action of the heart against an indwelling catheter.
M A Watts; B J Innes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0730-2347     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  1984 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-30     Completed Date:  2005-02-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  76-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Augusta Thoracic and Cardiovascular Associates, Augusta, Georgia, USA.
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