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The diagnosis of a pulmonary artery thrombus by transesophageal echocardiography



The diagnosis of a pulmonary artery thrombus by transesophageal echocardiography



Chest 103(3): 944-945



We describe a patient with an acute inferior wall myocardial infarction who underwent percutaneous coronary angioplasty. He subsequently had a cardiac arrest and developed progressive severe hypoxia. Although findings from pulmonary angiography were nondiagnostic, transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated a nonocclusive, right pulmonary artery thrombus. Therapy was changed, and the patient recovered. Transesophageal echocardiography was also used to monitor anticoagulation therapy.

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PMID: 8449097

DOI: 10.1378/chest.103.3.944


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