Angiology: Open Access

Angiology: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9495

Diallo M

Department of Cardiology, Ignace Deen National Hospital, Conakry, Guinea

  • Case Report   
    Clinical Case: Direct Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism on Echocardiography
    Author(s): Baldé El Hadj Yaya*, Bah MB, Barry IS, Camara A, Béavogui M, Sylla IS, Diallo M, Baldé TS, Baldé MA, Baldé MD, Condé M, Koné A and Diakité S

    Ultrasound diagnosis of pulmonary embolism by direct visualization of a thrombus in the pulmonary artery is exceptional. In this work, we report a case of pulmonary embolism revealed by thrombi in the right atrium and in the common trunk of the pulmonary artery, discovered on echocardiography. A 65-year-old patient admitted with predominantly right heart failure. Echocardiography shows a large, floating right intraauricular thrombus and thrombus in the common trunk of the pulmonary artery. The patient's hemodynamic status was stable. Long-term anticoagulation allowed the thrombi to disappear. It is rare to find a thrombus directly in the pulmonary artery on ultrasound. There is no recommendation for the management of right intracavitary thrombi. Our patient received long-term anticoagulation with K antivitamins... View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2329-9495.22.10.300

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