Large pulmonary vein varix diagnosed by transesophageal echocardiography: An unusual site for thrombus in atrial fibrillation

V. J. Bhaktaram, S. Asirvatham, C. Sebastian, K. Chandrasekaran, C. A. Sivaram

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Abstract

An elderly man with pulmonary vein varix and atrial fibrillation is described. The diagnosis of pulmonary varix, a localized dilatation of pulmonary vein, was made by transesophageal echocardiography. The patient had chronic atrial fibrillation, and transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated thrombus in the pulmonary varix. In patients with atrial fibrillation, pulmonary varix may be an unusual site for thrombus formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-215
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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