Category: atrial

atrial thrombus

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Transesophageal echocardiography plays a key role in the selection of suitable patients for cardioversion. If a transesophageal echocardiography is conducted prior to cardioversion of a patient with a persistent non-valvular atrial fibrillation, we expect in 12 % of the patients a thrombus in the left atrial appendage (Antithrombotic therapy in atrial fibrillation, American College of…