Massive Left Atrial Thrombus After a Left Atrial Surgical Ablation and Bioprosthetic Mitral Valve Replacement

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Abstract

Variability exists regarding the timing and duration of anticoagulation after surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation and bioprosthetic mitral valve replacement (MVR). We report a case in which a patient developed a massive left atrial (LA) thrombus after MVR and left-sided radiofrequency ablation (LRFA). Despite acutely elevated gradients across the bioprosthetic valve, the patient remained asymptomatic and hemodynamically stable; thus, a multidisciplinary, patient-centered discussion was had and the patient was treated successfully with oral anticoagulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-392
Number of pages4
JournalInnovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020

Keywords

  • anticoagulation
  • thrombolytics
  • thrombus

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