Saddle Pulmonary Embolism Visualized by Real Time Three-Dimensional Echocardiography


Yagmur J. , Atas H., CANSEL M. , Akturk E., YETKİN Ö.

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES, cilt.29, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01539.x
  • Dergi Adı: ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES

Özet

Saddle pulmonary embolism is defined as a visible thromboembolus straddling the bifurcation of the main pulmonary artery. It is very unusual to visualize a pulmonary artery thrombus on transthoracic echocardiography. We describe a case of a saddle embolus of the main pulmonary artery visualized by real time three-dimensional echocardiography and successfully treated with intravenous unfractionated heparin, followed by oral anticoagulation achieving a complete dissolution of the thrombus. (Echocardiography 2012;29:E8-E9)