Resolution of right atrial thrombus following anticoagulation

Sudhir Kushwaha, Ewart M. Jepson

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Abstract

A man with congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation and increasing dyspnoea on exertion was shown to have a large right atrial thrombus and multiple pulmonary emboli. The patient was anticoagulated and a subsequent echocardiogram showed that the thrombus was no longer present. This report demonstrates the need for echocardiography in patients presenting with pulmonary emboli and questions the value of anticoagulation in patients with intracavitary thrombi.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-271
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1990

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Keywords

  • Anticoagulation
  • Right atrial thrombus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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