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Floating thrombus in the Ascending Aorta: Patient management and surgical treatment options
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  • Martin Schmiady,
  • Thomas Horisberger,
  • Michael Hofmann,
  • Mathias van Hemelrijck,
  • Francesco Maisano,
  • Ahmed Ouda
Martin Schmiady
UniversitatsSpital Zurich
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Thomas Horisberger
UniversityHospital Zurich
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Michael Hofmann
UniversitatsSpital Zurich
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Mathias van Hemelrijck
UniversitatsSpital Zurich
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Francesco Maisano
UniversitatsSpital Zurich
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Ahmed Ouda
University Heart Center Zurich
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Abstract

A floating thrombus formation in the ascending aorta is a rare finding, which poses great challenges for treating physicians. Treatment strategies for this pathology are poorly defined and mainly depending on the clinical experience of the team. Using a case study, we discuss the underlying pathology, treatment options and patient management.