Right atrial thrombus in a patient with stage IV carcinoma of the lung: Is the surgical treatment the correct choice?

P. Sabharwal, S. Ruggles, F. Gharagozloo

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Abstract

Thrombus in the right atrium or ventricle is rare and carries a mortality rate of 40%. Death frequently occurs when the thrombus moves toward the pulmonary arteries. Emergent treatment is therefore required. However there is no clear consensus regarding therapeutic management. We present here a patient with right atrial thrombus who underwent surgical exploration of the right atrium and successful thrombectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)689-690
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume39
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 1998

Keywords

  • Heart atrium
  • Lung neoplasms
  • Thrombectomy
  • Thromboembolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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