Left pulmonary artery thrombosis diagnosed by transesophageal echocardiography/Transozofajiyal ekokardiyografi ile tani konulan sol pulmoner arter trombozu.
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Pulmonary artery thrombosis is seen in Eisenmenger's syndrome, atrial septal defect and connective tissue diseases. However, none of these causes was in our case. The CT angiography and transesophageal echocardiography are being used in cases of pulmonary artery occlusion. Apart from treatment directed towards the causes, anticoagulants, fibrinolytics and surgical methods are being used.
It can be concluded that in patients with severe dyspnea together with the dilatation of the right heart chambers on transthoracic echocardiography, further investigation of the main pulmonary artery together with proximal left and right pulmonary arteries should be evaluated with transesophageal echocardiography.
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Note: This case was presented at National Echocardiography Meeting, 4-6 May 2006, Konya, Turkey
Hamza Duygu, Filiz Ozerkan, Mustafa Akin
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
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|Author:||Duygu, Hamza; Ozerkan, Filiz; Akin, Mustafa|
|Publication:||The Anatolian Journal of Cardiology (Anadolu Kardiyoloji Dergisi)|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2008|
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