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Can J Cardiol. 2008 Apr;24(4):312-4.

Giant right atrial thrombi treated with thrombolysis.

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Critical Care and Emergencies Department, Hospital Universitario Médico-Quirúrgico, Jaén, Spain. mrb1604@terra.es

Abstract

The present report describes giant atrial thrombi that were treated with thrombolysis in a community hospital. Two patients with giant atrial thrombi whose treatment involved complications are presented. Both patients developed cardiogenic shock and were treated unsuccessfully with thrombolysis. Because thrombolysis of giant thrombi may be ineffective, patients in this situation may require surgery.

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PMID:
18401474
PMCID:
PMC2644038
DOI:
10.1016/s0828-282x(08)70183-1
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