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Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesiology, Seth GSMC and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Pushkar M Desai
A703, Noopur Apartment, Gopalwadi, PG Road, Malad West, Mumbai - 400 064, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/aca.ACA_43_18

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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 446-447

 

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Rheumatic mitral stenosis is often associated with thrombus formation in the left atrium (LA), especially in patients with atrial fibrillation. Although thrombus can occur anywhere within the LA, the most common site is the left atrial appendage. Therefore, it is important to carefully screen the entire LA during perioperative transesophageal echocardiography to exclude thrombus.






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Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesiology, Seth GSMC and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Pushkar M Desai
A703, Noopur Apartment, Gopalwadi, PG Road, Malad West, Mumbai - 400 064, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/aca.ACA_43_18

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Rheumatic mitral stenosis is often associated with thrombus formation in the left atrium (LA), especially in patients with atrial fibrillation. Although thrombus can occur anywhere within the LA, the most common site is the left atrial appendage. Therefore, it is important to carefully screen the entire LA during perioperative transesophageal echocardiography to exclude thrombus.






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