Fresh thrombus formation in left atrial appendage after temporary suspension of warfarin treatment in a patient with mitral stenosis and atrial fibrillation

Lairikyengbam, S. K. S.; Knight, C.; Deaner, A.
December 2008
Heart;Dec2008, Vol. 94 Issue 12, p1593
Academic Journal
The article presents the findings from a transoesophageal echocardiogram (TOE) of a fresh thrombus formation in left atrial appendage in a 61-year-old female patient. The TOE showed severe rheumatic mitral stenosis, moderate mitral regurgitation, a moderately dilated left atrium and left atrial appendage (LAA). It notes that the LAA contained a medium size thrombus in the middle of spontaneous echo contrast in the left atrium.


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