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

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

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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
JournalChest
Volume84
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1983

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Intracavitary thrombi in the right heart associated with multiple pulmonary emboli. Report of two patients. / Ouyang, Pamela; Camara, E. J.; Jain, A.; Richman, P. S.; Shapiro, Edward.

In: Chest, Vol. 84, No. 3, 1983, p. 296-299.

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