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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 532-534

Right atrial appendage thrombus with atrial infarct in a case of thyrotoxicosis: An autopsy report

1 Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India
2 Department of pathology, Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India

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D N Lanjewar
Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai-400 008
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.68295

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Cardiac function has long been known to be altered in patients with thyrotoxicosis and atrial fibrillation occurs in patients with hyperthyroidism. In addition to its disabling symptoms, atrial fibrillation is a strong risk factor for systemic embolism, especially with regard to cerebral circulation. A right atrial appendage thrombus formation in atrial fibrillation is a rare phenomenon. In this report, we describe a case of a 30-year-old female, who suffered from hyperthyroidism and subsequently developed atrial fibrillation and a right atrial appendage thrombus with infarction of right atrial appendage.

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