Title

Echocardiographic diagnosis of left atrial thrombus - a case report

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Date

8-1-1977

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Aged; *Echocardiography; Female; Heart Atria; Heart Diseases; Humans; Thrombosis; Ultrasonography

Disciplines

Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases

Abstract

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.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: J Clin Ultrasound. 1977 Aug;5(4):284-5.

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

407263