Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1999; 47(6): 391-392
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1013181
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Successful Streptokinase Lysis of a Right-Atrial Thrombus in a Heart-Transplant Recipient

C. Steidl-Bormann, W. V. Dörffel, R. Moebes, G. Baumann
  • Department of Internal Medicine, Charite, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
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Publication Date:
19 March 2008 (online)


This report describes a mobile right-atrial thrombus formation diagnosed by transthoracic echocardiography in a 22-year-old patient seven months after orthotopic heart transplantation. To prevent embolic complication, systemic streptokinase lysis was performed over 48 hours. Echocardiographic control examinations have shown that this therapy completely removed the thrombus.