Removal of massive right atrial thrombus guided by transesophageal echocardiography

Academic Article


  • Formation of massive right atrial thrombi around a peritoneovenous shunt is a known complication of these devices. Removal of an obstructive right atrial thrombus requires cardiopulmonary bypass and has been associated with a high morbidity and mortality. Transesophageal echocardiography was used in this case to diagnose and guide the surgical removal of a massive right atrial thrombus. © 1991.
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    Author List

  • Holman WL; Coghlan CH; Dodson MR; Balal R; Nanda NC
  • Start Page

  • 313
  • End Page

  • 315
  • Volume

  • 52
  • Issue

  • 2