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Surgical treatment of cardiogenic shock due to huge right atrial thromboembolus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11041125     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An unusual case is reported of thromboembolus in the right atrium associated with cardiogenic shock and multiple pulmonary micro-embolisms. Two-dimensional echocardiograpy demonstrated a large irregular mass in the right atrium floating freely, prolapsing through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle during diastole, and leading to inflow and outflow obstruction. An emergency operation was performed and the thromboembolic material was successfully extracted from the right atrium without using cardiopulmonary bypass. This exemplary case highlights the benefit of surgical intervention rather than more conservative approaches such as anticoagulation and/or thrombolysis.
A Baltalarli; B H Sirin; I Gökşin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-02     Completed Date:  2001-02-02     Revised Date:  2009-06-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Pamukkale University Hospital, Denizli, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures*
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Diseases / diagnosis,  surgery*
Shock, Cardiogenic / etiology,  surgery*
Thrombosis / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Time Factors

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