Submitted: 25 Oct 2017
Revised: 09 Apr 2018
Accepted: 27 Apr 2018
First published online: 21 May 2018
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J Cardiovasc Thorac Res. 2018;10(2):113-114.
doi: 10.15171/jcvtr.2018.18
PMID: 30116511
PMCID: PMC6088764
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Case Report

Large de novo ascending aortic thrombus successfully treated with anticoagulation


An ascending aortic thrombus is a rare source for embolic transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke without an associated aortic pathology. Here we describe a case of a patient who presented with generalized symptoms of headache and fatigue who, on subsequent work-up, was found to have an ascending aortic thrombus with no obvious associated aortic pathology, and was successfully treated with apixaban, a newer direct oral anticoagulant.
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