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J Cardiovasc Echogr. 2018 Oct-Dec;28(4):242-244. doi: 10.4103/jcecho.jcecho_34_18.

Thrombus Formation in the Right Atrium after Surgical Closure of Atrial Septal Defect.

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Department of Cardiology, Umraniye Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Department of Cardiology, Kartal Kosuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.


Atrial septal defect is the most common congenital lesion in adults following bicuspid aortic valve. There are two closure strategies as follows: one surgical and the other percutaneous. Various complications such as atrial arrhythmias and development of thrombus have been reported after surgical closure. Herein, we present a case of right atrial thrombi formed at different localizations in the right atrium in a patient who was asymptomatic and diagnosed late.


Atrial septal defect; right atrium; thrombus

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