Intracavitary thrombi in the right heart associated with multiple pulmonary emboli. Report of two patients

P. Ouyang, E. J. Camara, A. Jain, P. S. Richman, E. P. Shapiro

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Abstract

Two-dimensional echocardiography identified intracavitary masses in the right heart in two patients presenting with extensive pulmonary embolism. In one, a right ventricular mass was identified which was confirmed at subsequent autopsy to be an organizing thromboembolus. In the second patient, a right atrial mass was identified; it disappeared with thrombolytic therapy which was accompanied by clinical improvement. We demonstrate that intracardiac thrombi associated with pulmonary embolism may be identified noninvasively by two-dimensional echocardiography. We suggest the presence of thrombi may represent a large intravascular thrombus. This recognition may influence therapeutic decisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)296-299
Number of pages4
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume84
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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