The Egyptian Journal of Internal Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 108--112

Floating right heart thrombus and massive pulmonary embolism


Khalid Y Tohamy, Islam Ali, Mousa Faris, Mousa Akbar 
 Department of Medicine, Cardiac Care Unit, Al-Sabah Hospital, Ministry of Health, Safat, Kuwait

Correspondence Address:
Khalid Y Tohamy
Department of Medicine, Cardiac Care Unit, Al-Sabah Hospital, Ministry of Health, P.O. Box 2866, Safat 13159
Kuwait

Right heart thrombi are a severe form of venous thromboembolic disease and justify diagnosis and treatment in emergency. Free-floating right heart thrombi are a rare phenomenon, generally diagnosed when echocardiography is performed in patients with suspected or proven pulmonary embolism, and have a dismal prognosis if not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner. In our case which presented and treated in December 2010, thrombolytic therapy was the treatment of choice, although other treatment options are available, including anticoagulation and embolectomy.




How to cite this article:
Tohamy KY, Ali I, Faris M, Akbar M. Floating right heart thrombus and massive pulmonary embolism.Egypt J Intern Med 2012;24:108-112


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Tohamy KY, Ali I, Faris M, Akbar M. Floating right heart thrombus and massive pulmonary embolism. Egypt J Intern Med [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Sep 19 ];24:108-112
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