A rare case of deep vein and right atrial thrombosis in a patient with chronic heart failure and pulmonary embolism

  • Akhmetzhan Sugraliyev | asugraliyev@gmail.com Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
  • Shynar Aktayeva JSC “Central Clinical Hospital”, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
  • Gulnur Tanbayeva JSC “Central Clinical Hospital”, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
  • Almat Kodasbayev Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
  • Plinio Cirillo Department of Advanced Biomedical Sciences, Division of Cardiology, University of Naples ``Federico II, Italy.
  • Klara Iskakova JSC “Central Clinical Hospital”, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Abstract

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is frequently observed in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF), increasing the risk of pulmonary embolism (PE). Clinical evaluation of CHF patients with suspected acute PE is challenging since these diseases share several symptoms and signs such as dyspnea. Thus, it is intuitive that correct and fast diagnosis of PE in these patients might be able to significantly change their clinical outcome. In the present report, we describe a rare case of a patient with CHF and PE due to a huge thrombosis of deep veins and of right atrium in whom echo evaluation permitted the correct diagnosis and therapy.

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Published
2020-01-27
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Cardiology - Case Reports
Keywords:
Chronic heart failure, thrombosis, pulmonary embolism
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Sugraliyev, A., Aktayeva, S., Tanbayeva, G., Kodasbayev, A., Cirillo, P., & Iskakova, K. (2020). A rare case of deep vein and right atrial thrombosis in a patient with chronic heart failure and pulmonary embolism. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, 90(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1142