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A patient with pulmonary embolism and a mass in the left atrium
  1. Reto Nägele,
  2. Piero Ovidio Bonetti,
  3. Kurt Albert Mayer
  1. Division of Cardiology, Kantonsspital Graubuenden, Chur, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kurt A Mayer, Division of Cardiology, Kantonsspital Graubuenden, Loëstrasse 170, CH-7000 Chur, Switzerland; kurt.mayer{at}

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A 58-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of increasing exertional dyspnoea over the last months and clinical signs of right heart failure. The patient had no history of cardiovascular or pulmonary disease. Contrast-enhanced thoracic CT confirmed the suspected diagnosis of pulmonary embolism with embolic fragments in the segment arteries of the left inferior lobe. In addition, CT …

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