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Free-floating ball thrombus in the left atrium after mitral valve replacement: successful surgical management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4004398     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A free-floating ball thrombus in the left atrium is a rare clinical problem with potentially catastrophic consequences. Thus, early diagnosis and prompt surgical intervention are mandatory. Free ball-valve thrombus within the left atrium developed in a patient who had undergone mitral valve replacement with a Starr-Edwards prosthesis seven years previously. The diagnosis was accurately made by two-dimensional echocardiography and was followed by successful removal of a thrombus. A review of the literature is presented.
C Blanche; A Chaux; R M Kass; J Helfenstein; G Sugarman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1985 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-07-12     Completed Date:  1985-07-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  566-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Heart Atria / surgery*
Heart Valve Prosthesis / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve
Thromboembolism / etiology,  surgery*

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