Formation of intracardiac thrombus during cardiopulmonary bypass despite full heparinization and adequate activated clotting time -A case report- Full Text
Korean Journal of Anesthesiology, 07/12/2012
Kim SY et al. – The authors reports a case of a newly formed thrombus in the left atrial appendage during cardiopulmonary bypass detected by transesophageal echocardiography in a patient with chronic atrial fibrillation and mitral stenosis. This case alerts the anesthesiologists of possible thrombus formation despite full heparinization during cardiac surgery and the importance of a comprehensive echocardiography examination.