A patient with a right atrial thrombus and recurrent pulmonary emboli sec ondary to permanent pacemaker insertion is described. Possible precipitating factors were damage to the subclavian vein, congestive heart failure, paroxys mal atrial fibrillation, and immobilization. Venography demonstrated a large atrial thrombus in the superior vena cava and right atrium. The patient was successfully treated with heparin and subsequently with warfarin and dipyrida mole.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine