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Successful decision-making for therapy of the patient with a floating thrombus attached to ruptured atherosclerotic plaque in the ascending aorta.

Tomas Stankowski, Vusal Hajiyev, Alexander Bauer, Oliver Grimmig, Dirk Fritzsche.

Peripheral artery thromboembolism caused by free-floating thrombus attached to ruptured atherosclerotic plaque in the ascending aorta occurs extremely rare and can lead to serious complications. There are different therapeutic strategies but still no consensus. We present a 59-year-old patient where we decided for emergent operation.

Key words: Thromboembolism; Floating thrombus; Ascending aorta; Atherosclerotic plaque

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