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Left atrial appendage closure: beyond the artifact.
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PMID:  24992259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) represents the gold standard technique to detect left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombosis. Several conditions may be erroneously interpreted as LAA thrombus at TEE, including artifacts mimicking thrombi. We report a case of a 78-year-old man with atrial fibrillation and contraindication to anticoagulation who was referred to our institution for percutaneous left appendage closure with a transcatheter trans-septal approach. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography revealed a thrombus-mimicking image, related to reverberations of left upper pulmonary vein ridge, located at twice the distance of the ridge from the transducer.
Gianpiero D'Amico; Marco Mojoli; Paolo Buja; Giuseppe Tarantini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-7-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1558-2035     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
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Created Date:  2014-7-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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