Mobile ascending aortic atheroma diagnosed by transesophageal echocardiography as source of peripheral vascular embolism.

@article{Frazin2009MobileAA,
  title={Mobile ascending aortic atheroma diagnosed by transesophageal echocardiography as source of peripheral vascular embolism.},
  author={Leon J Frazin and Jason W Glowney},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2009},
  volume={22 8},
  pages={972.e1-4}
}
Complex aortic atheromas are an important differential diagnosis to consider in evaluating sources of arterial embolization. Diagnosis of the embolic source is an essential first step, so treatment can then be initiated to prevent further reoccurrence. We report the case of a 36-year-old man, without significant medical history, who presented to the… CONTINUE READING