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- Received June 12, 1984
- Revision received October 2, 1984
- Accepted October 22, 1984
- Published online April 1, 1985.
- Ulrich Nellessen, MD1,
- Werner G. Daniel, MD*,1,
- Günter Matheis, MD1,
- Hellmut Oelert, MD1,
- Karl Depping, MD1 and
- Paul R. Lichtlen, MD, FACC1
- ↵*Address for reprints: Werner G. Daniel, MD, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Hannover Medical School, Konstanty-Gutschow-Str. 8, D-3000 Hannover 61, West Germany.
During recovery from a posterolateral myocardial infarction, a 56 year old patient developed signs of deep vein thrombophlebitis and subsequently of pulmonary embolism. After conventional echocardiography showed masses in both atria, transesophageal two-dimensional echocardiography clearly revealed an elongated mass overriding an atrial septal defect. Impending paradoxical embolism was confirmed at surgery.
- Received June 12, 1984.
- Revision received October 2, 1984.
- Accepted October 22, 1984.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation