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Published online: 2006-03-29
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Case report
Thrombus in the left atrium – is it always treated properly?

Hanna Bachórzewska-Gajewska, Aleksandra Serwicka, Bożena Sobkowicz, Ryszard Jackowski, Sławomir Dobrzycki
Kardiol Pol 2006;64(3):301-304.

open access

Vol 64, No 3 (2006)
Other
Published online: 2006-03-29
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A case of a 61-year-old female with a history of stroke in a course of mitral stenosis with atrial fibrillation is reported. Mitral commissurotomy was conducted eight years after the diagnosis. The chest X-ray revealed large calcified mass in the left atrium. During surgical mitral valve replacement the mass has been removed and identified as calcified thrombus. Despite numerous risk factors, anticoagulation has not been introduced until a few months before the operation.

Abstract

A case of a 61-year-old female with a history of stroke in a course of mitral stenosis with atrial fibrillation is reported. Mitral commissurotomy was conducted eight years after the diagnosis. The chest X-ray revealed large calcified mass in the left atrium. During surgical mitral valve replacement the mass has been removed and identified as calcified thrombus. Despite numerous risk factors, anticoagulation has not been introduced until a few months before the operation.
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Keywords

thrombus; mitral stenosis; stroke; mitral commissurotomy

About this article
Title

Case report
Thrombus in the left atrium – is it always treated properly?

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 64, No 3 (2006)

Pages

301-304

Published online

2006-03-29

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2006;64(3):301-304.

Keywords

thrombus
mitral stenosis
stroke
mitral commissurotomy

Authors

Hanna Bachórzewska-Gajewska
Aleksandra Serwicka
Bożena Sobkowicz
Ryszard Jackowski
Sławomir Dobrzycki

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