How do you treat left atrial thrombus
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- Answered 4 Aug 2019 Conflict of interest declaration: None I could find no guidelines on the topic. And, I suspect the answer depends on things such as the availability of interventional cardiologists, local policies etc. I found a few papers that might be of interest: 1) Fragile left atrial thrombus successfully treated with anticoagulants (2003) https://heart.bmj.com/content/89/1/60 2) Comparison of prevalence and management of left atrial appendage thrombi under old and new anticoagulants prior to left atrial catheter ablation (2017) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29129259 3) Left Atrial or Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus Resolution After Adjustment of Oral Anticoagulant Treatment (2018) https://www.strokejournal.org/article/S1052-3057(18)30517-2/pdf 4) Assessment and Management of the Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus in Patients With Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation (2018) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29395705