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Pulmonary Vascular Disease: Fellow Case Report Slide: Venous Thromboembolic Disease |

A Clot in Transit: Life Threatening Diagnosis or Incidental Finding?

Jason Filopei, MD; Pierre Kory, MD; Navitha Ramesh, MD; Alfred Astua, MD; David Steiger, MD
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Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):1147A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1257
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SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Slide: Venous Thromboembolic Disease

SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Slide

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Clots in transit (CIT), defined on ultrasound as a mobile echogenic material seen in the right atrium or ventricle is a high mortality emergency. The incidence of CIT is estimated at 4-18%; however, it's prevalence will increase due to increased use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). Here we present a case of CIT from heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) discovered with POCUS.

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