aortic thrombus

Blue toe syndrome secondary to multiple spontaneous aortic thrombi following pneumonia

June 26, 2023

Abstract A 65-year-old man presented with bilateral ischaemic toes 11 days following hospital discharge for pneumonia. His initial admission was complicated by atrial fibrillation requiring rivaroxaban on discharge. A thromboembolic cause of his toe ischaemia was suspected. An echocardiogram demonstrated only moderate atherosclerosis. However, repeat echocardiogram revealed five thrombi within the descending aorta. Medical management…

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