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Left atrial free-floating ball thrombus in a case of hyperthrophic cardiomyopathy.
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PMID:  16133894     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Left atrial free-floating ball thrombus is a rarely seen pathology in the absence or presence of mitral valve disease. This pathologic condition carries high risks of embolic complications and deterioration of hemodynamics. The case reported here is a 34-year-old woman who had been followed-up by another center with the diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) was admitted to our emergency department in cardiogenic shock due to left atrial free-floating ball thrombus partially obstructed the left ventricular inflow. Emergency surgery was undertaken to remove the ball mass, additionally septal myectomy and mitral valve replacement were performed. Pathologic examination of the mass confirmed the thrombus formation. This rare case of left atrial free floating ball thrombus associated with HCM is presented and current literature is reviewed.
Ugur Gurcun; Mehmet Boga; Erdem Ali Ozkisacik; M Ismail Badak; Berent Discigil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thrombosis and thrombolysis     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0929-5305     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Thromb. Thrombolysis     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-31     Completed Date:  2005-11-15     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502018     Medline TA:  J Thromb Thrombolysis     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Adnan Menderes University Medical Faculty, Aydin 09100, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / complications*
Coronary Thrombosis / diagnosis*,  pathology
Fatal Outcome
Heart Atria / surgery*
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Mitral Valve
Shock, Cardiogenic / etiology
Ventricular Function, Left*

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