Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology (Jul 2010)

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

  • Lanjewar D,
  • Ramraje Sushma,
  • Lanjewar Sonali

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 53, no. 3
pp. 532 – 534


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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.