Left atrial appendage thrombus in a patient in sinus rhythm with endocarditis and a severe aortic valve insufficiency.

Abstract

A left atrial thrombus is most often associated with atrial fibrillation and/or rheumatic mitral stenosis. It is very infrequently detected in the presence of sinus rhythm. The present report describes the case of a 66-year-old woman who presented with a stroke and was subsequently found to have two potential sources of embolization, including a vegetation on the native aortic valve, with associated severe aortic insufficiency, and a left atrial appendage thrombus despite being in sinus rhythm. To the authors' knowledge, the present report is the first to describe a left atrial thrombus in sinus rhythm associated with aortic valve endocarditis.

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@article{Shanks2008LeftAA, title={Left atrial appendage thrombus in a patient in sinus rhythm with endocarditis and a severe aortic valve insufficiency.}, author={Miriam Shanks and Bibiana Cujec and Jonathan B Choy}, journal={The Canadian journal of cardiology}, year={2008}, volume={24 10}, pages={e70-2} }