Multiple Choice Question of the Week : Echo-07 : [Answer]

             
      


Elderly patient with acute ischemic stroke.

What do you think of the image in the left atrium?

A) Atrial myxoma
B) Vegetation
C) Floating thrombus
D) Artefact



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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