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July 11, 1959

ANGIOCARDIOGRAPHIC STUDY OF ATRIAL THROMBI WITH SURGICAL-PATHOLOGICAL CORRELATION

Author Affiliations

Brooklyn, N. Y.

From the Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center.

JAMA. 1959;170(11):1288-1293. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010110036007
Abstract

Because of the lethal potentialities of intracardiac thrombi in heart disease, the differential diagnosis between thrombi and intracardiac tumors can be lifesaving. The usual roentgenographic studies are not adequate for this purpose, but angiocardiography is frequently decisive. Its usefulness is illustrated by five case histories in which accurate diagnosis by angiocardiography led to successful surgical correction and was verified by the findings at operation and by the pathologist's report on findings in the excised portion of the auricular appendage. Twenty-six consecutive cases of rheumatic mitral stenosis were studied by this method with convincing results.

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