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Mass in the Left Atrial Appendage: A Therapeutic Dilemma.
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PMID:  22906804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This is a case of a persistent mobile mass in the left atrial appendage in which 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography provided excellent definition of the contour of the mass and helped in comparison during follow-up. The mass was incidentally found before atrial fibrillation ablation and initially thought to be a thrombus. As it persisted almost unchanged despite adequate anticoagulation, a tumour such as a fibroelastoma became the leading possibility, presenting us with a management dilemma. Ablation was cancelled, and, because the mass was stable with no embolic sequelae, a conservative approach was adopted. The patient was discharged on long-term anticoagulation.
Arun Natarajan; Stuart Tan; Hetal N Patel; Chukwuma Chukwu; Allan Harkness; Stuart Harris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1916-7075     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510280     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiology, The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, Basildon, United Kingdom.
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