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Indian Heart J. 2013 Jan-Feb;65(1):78-80. doi: 10.1016/j.ihj.2012.12.018. Epub 2012 Dec 26.

Large free-floating left atrial thrombus with normal mitral valve.

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  • 1Madras Medical College, Chennai, India.


Left atrial thrombus in the presence of diseased mitral valve and atrial fibrillation is a well known entity. But it is very rare to occur in the presence of normal mitral valve apparatus. We report the case of a 36 year old female who presented with left atrial ball valve thrombus and normal mitral valve apparatus and underwent surgery. This patient with gangrene of right lower limb came for cardiac evaluation. She had infarct in left middle cerebral artery territory- ten months prior to this admission and was on treatment for infertility. She had atrial fibrillation. Emergency surgery to remove the thrombus should be considered given its potential life threatening embolic nature.

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