Pulmonary vein thrombosis and peripheral embolization

Mario J. Garcia, Leonardo Rodriguez, Pieter Vandervoort

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Abstract

A 78-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital with bilateral femoral arterial occlusion. Her medical history disclosed atrial fibrillation and a left thoracoplasty performed 50 years earlier for treatment of tuberculosis. A transesophageal echocardiogram demonstrated intraluminal thrombus in a left pulmonary vein. The patient recovered after thromboembolectomy. This case documents another uncommon cause of cardiac thromboembolism in which a transesophageal echocardiogram was essential to make the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)846-847
Number of pages2
JournalChest
Volume109
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • echocardiography
  • thromboembolism
  • transesophageal echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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