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Crit Ultrasound J. 2017 Dec;9(1):14. doi: 10.1186/s13089-017-0069-9. Epub 2017 Jun 15.

Right heart thrombus in transit: a series of two cases.

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1
Department of Internal Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, 3601 W 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI, 48073, USA. eva.otoupalova@beaumont.edu.
2
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, 3601 W 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI, 48073, USA.
3
Department of Cardiology, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, 3601 W 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI, 48073, USA.

Abstract

Right heart thrombus in transit is an increasingly recognized medical emergency with very high mortality rate. Echocardiography helps to establish the diagnosis and can differentiate between right heart thrombi that result from atrial fibrillation and those originating from deep venous thrombosis. We present two cases of right heart thrombus in transit diagnosed with echocardiography that were managed with different approaches.

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