Table 3

Clinical Characteristics of Patients With Left Atrial Thrombus Detection by TEE

Patient #Age (yrs)SexAF/AFL TypeClinical FeaturesCHA2DS2VAScLVEF (%)OAC at TEEDuration of OAC Before TEE (weeks)OAC Change Before Final TEELAT on Final TEETime Between TEEs (weeks)
147MaleParoxCVA, DM350W4Yes (W → D)No18
256MalePersHCM, CVA265W52Yes (W → D)Yes25
373FemaleParoxHTN360W312No (↑ INR goal)No6
460MalePersMild LV dysfunction045W24Yes (W → D)No12
567MalePersCM141R12Yes (R → A)No9
647MalePersHCM, CM233D32Yes (D → W)Yes9
778MalePersCAD, CABG458W20Yes (W → R)No24
854MaleParoxCM123D4Yes (D → W)Yes7
967MaleLongPersCAD, CM433D4D → W → DNo26
1084MaleFlutterPPM453D24Yes (D → W)Yes18
1153MaleParoxHCM158W260No (↑ INR goal)No13
1265MalePersRenal transplant, CAD353W32No (↑ INR goal)No27
1364MalePersCM234R12R → AYes13
1452MalePersCM231R9R → DNo15

A = apixaban; AFL = atrial flutter; CABG = coronary artery bypass graft; CM = cardiomyopathy; D = dabigatran; DM = diabetes mellitus; Flutter = atrial flutter; HCM = hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; HTN = hypertension; INR = International Normalized Ratio; LongPers = longstanding persistent; LV = left ventricular; OAC = oral anticoagulant; Parox = paroxysmal; Pers = persistent; PPM = hypertension; R = rivaroxaban; TEE = transesophageal echocardiography; W = warfarin; other abbreviations as in Table 1.

  • Patients with persistent left atrial thrombus at first repeat TEE who had a second repeat TEE. Times indicated pertain to time between first and final TEE.