Echocardiographic diagnosis of left atrial thrombus - a case report
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Aged; *Echocardiography; Female; Heart Atria; Heart Diseases; Humans; Thrombosis; Ultrasonography
Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases
We report a case of mitral stenosis with echocardiographic findings we consider diagnostic of left atrial thrombus. Scanning of the ultrasound beam from the left ventricular basalward to the left atrium (LA) demonstrates a consistent group of strong echoes within the LA and extending into the mitral orifice. Massive left atrial thrombosis was confirmed at operation.
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Citation: J Clin Ultrasound. 1977 Aug;5(4):284-5.