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Arch Hellen Med, 35(1), January-February 2018, 111-113


Left atrial appendage thrombus A high risk incidental finding

D. Stranges,1 J. Espinosa,1 A. Lucerna,1 D. Grosiak2
1Department of Emergency Medicine, Rowan University SOM, Kennedy University Hospital, Stratford, New Jersey
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Virtua Hospital, Voorhees, New Jersey, USA

The left atrial appendage is a small sac in the wall of the left atrium. While its physiological function is not clear, its clinical significance is recognized in the context of coagulation and stroke. The case is presented of a patient with the incidental finding of a left atrial appendage thrombus, and the clinical relevance of such a finding is discussed.

Key words: Computed tomography imaging, Left atrial appendage, Left atrial appendage thrombus, Thrombus.

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