Elderly patient with acute ischemic stroke.
What do you think of the image in the left atrium?
A) Atrial myxoma
C) Floating thrombus
Right answer is: C) Floating thrombus
The image in the left atrium is a highly echogenic ball-like mass compatible with floating thrombus. The patient presented to the emergency room an acute thromboembolic ischemic stroke. Indeed, at the first observation the patient presented asymptomatic and undated atrial fibrillation.
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