Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography Reconstruction in Removal of a 7-cm Left Atrial Thrombus Attached to a Displaced Amplatzer Device
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A 73-year-old patient was referred to our clinic after diagnosis of a left atrial structure attached to a displaced Amplatzer device. Initially, the patient presented himself in the emergency ward complaining about dizziness and chest pain. Because of elevated troponin values, a coronary angiography was performed which showed normal coronary arteries, but an uncommon, almost horizontal position of an Amplatzer device. The indication for implantation has been a patent foramen ovale with recurrent thromboembolic events in 2013. Transthoracic echocardiography confirmed the displacement of the Amplatzer device. More specifically, the device was still in the interatrial septum but rotated toward the …