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Revista Colombiana de Cardiología

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BARON C, Alberto. Gigantic mural thrombus causing thromboembolism: Report of one case. Rev. Colom. Cardiol. [online]. 2009, vol.16, n.6, pp.256-260. ISSN 0120-5633.

The case of a 71 years old male that suddenly presents ischemic brain signs and symptoms is presented. He had a previous history of chronic atrial fibrillation, mitral and aortic valve protheses, heart failure and bleeding related to anticoagulation. A transesophageal echocardiogram was performed as part of the assessment, showing a gigantic left atrial mural thrombus that disappeared after 9 months of anticoagulation therapy.

Keywords : mural thrombus; cardioembolism; transesophageal echocardiogram; valve prosthesis.

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