Late presentation of right atrial thrombus following bilateral lung transplant

Pankaj Saxena, Nitesh Nerlekar, Adam D. Zimmet

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A right atrial mass was incidentally detected in an immunosuppressed 49-year-old woman 5 years after successful bilateral lung transplantation. The mass was surgically excised and found to be an organized thrombus. There was no clear mechanism for the de-novo thrombus formation. The potential mechanisms include immunosuppression-related thrombogenicity, transient pericarditis, and stasis of blood from persisting pulmonary hypertension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-66
Number of pages2
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Heart atria
  • Immunosuppressive agents
  • Lung transplantation
  • Thrombosis

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