Incremental value of three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography over the two-dimensional technique in the assessment of a thrombus in transit through a patent foramen ovale

Academic Article


  • © 2015, Wiley Periodicals, Inc. We report a case of a right atrial thrombus traversing a patent foramen ovale into the left atrium, where three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography provided considerable incremental value over two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in its assessment. As well as allowing us to better spatially characterize the thrombus, three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography provided a more quantitative assessment through estimation of total thrombus burden.
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  • Echocardiography  Journal
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    Author List

  • Thind M; Ahmed MI; Gok G; Joson M; Elsayed M; Tuck BC; Townsley MM; Klas B; McGiffin DC; Nanda NC
  • Start Page

  • 848
  • End Page

  • 854
  • Volume

  • 32
  • Issue

  • 5