Resolution of a giant atrial thrombus following anticoagulation therapy


ŞENTÜRK T., Kaderli A. A. , YEŞİLBURSA D.

CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA, vol.19, no.1, pp.28-30, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.28-30

Abstract

We report on a patient in whom a giant thrombus in the left atrium was detected by transthoracic echocardiography. Anticoagulant theraphy was started. After two months of therapy, repeat echocardiography showed complete resolution of the thrombus. This case indicates that large and presumably organised thrombi may be treated with anticoagulant therapy.