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Free-floating biatrial thrombi with concomitant saddle pulmonary embolism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19150141     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Free-floating intracardiac thrombi represent a severe yet uncommon condition and mostly coexist with thromboembolism. Notably, mobile right heart thrombus can occur in patients with massive pulmonary embolism. Early diagnosis and management can be life-saving. Spontaneous atrial thrombosis due to restrictive cardiomyopathy has also been rarely reported. We describe here an unusual case of free-floating biatrial thrombi with concomitant saddle pulmonary embolism in a patient with idiopathic restrictive cardiomyopathy and sinus rhythm who had lower extremity deep vein thrombosis following the left knee arthroplasty. In the absence of treatment, mortality from pulmonary embolism remains high. Nevertheless, in our patient, blood stasis with dilated atria, resulting from restrictive hemodynamics, and deep venous thrombosis were the most likely causes for the formation of biatrial thrombi and concomitant pulmonary embolism.
Okan Turgut; Kenan Yalta; Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz; Rafet Dizman; Izzet Tandogan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Letter     Date:  2009-01-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  144     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e11-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2008 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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