Rapid formation of left atrial appendage thrombus after unsuccessful cardioversion of atrial fibrillation

Masoor Kamalesh, Sathya Subbiah, Leena Sharan, Mouaz Tawam, Stephen Sawada

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Abstract

The acute effect of failed attempts of cardioversion on left atrial (LA) and left atrial appendage (LAA) functions are generally considered benign and no adverse effects have been reported. We report on a subject who had rapid formation of a fresh, mobile thrombus in the LAA despite unsuccessful cardioversion and therapeutic anticoagulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-158
Number of pages2
JournalEchocardiography
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Atrial appendage
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Cardioversion
  • Thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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