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A visualized pulmonary arterial thrombus by using a new echocardiographic view in an intermediate-risk acute pulmonary embolism patient: a case report
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  • Guanyu Mu,
  • Feixue Li,
  • Xiaolin Chen,
  • Bo Zhao,
  • Guangping Li,
  • Huaying Fu
Guanyu Mu
Tianjin Medical University Second Hospital
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Xiaolin Chen
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Guangping Li
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Huaying Fu
Tianjin Medical University Second Hospital
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Abstract

Acute pulmonary embolism (APE) is a life-threatening disease. Rapid and accurate diagnosis is crucial for the clinical management.We report a case of a 74-year-old man diagnosed intermediate-risk APE as several pulmonary emboli in pulmonary artery were seen in multidetector computed tomographic pulmonary angiography with normal blood pressure and echocardiographic right ventricular overload. And we found a pulmonary artery clot in the right pulmonary artery through transthoracic echocardiography by using a new view. The view could provide correct diagnoses by identifying the clot size and location visually. Knowledge of the echocardiography results of APE would aid the diagnosis.