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Free-floating left atrial thrombus formed in a few weeks in a patient with a normal mitral prosthesis
  1. B A Popescu,
  2. B Radulescu,
  3. C Ginghina

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A 53-year-old woman with rheumatic heart disease (having had a Bjork-Shiley 29 mitral prosthesis and a Braille 31 tricuspid bioprosthesis implanted in 1980 and 1995, respectively), in permanent atrial fibrillation, was electively admitted to our department for redo cardiac surgery. Ten weeks previously she was diagnosed with severe tricuspid stenosis (bioprosthesis degeneration), in New York Heart Association functional class …

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