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Location, location, location: a left atrial mass.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19233615     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 58-year-old man admitted to the hospital with an acute stroke was found to have a left atrial mass attached to the interatrial septum via a stalk. Although initially thought to be a myxoma, the mass was pathologically proved to be a thrombus. Clues pointing to thrombus as the etiology were a history of atrial fibrillation, the absence of anticoagulation, an enlarged left atrium, and the presence of spontaneous echo contrast.
Authors:
Michael A Chen; Alicia A Ahlgrim; Camilla T Allen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-02-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1097-6795     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-19     Completed Date:  2009-08-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  541.e3-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98104, USA. michen@u.washington.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Diagnosis, Differential
Heart Atria / ultrasonography*
Heart Diseases / complications*,  ultrasonography*
Heart Neoplasms / complications,  ultrasonography
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Stroke / etiology*,  ultrasonography*
Thrombosis / complications*,  ultrasonography*

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