Clot In Transit in a Patient with Protein S Deficiency
KeywordsClot in transit, pulmonary embolism, venous thromboembolism, thrombectomy
Clot in transit (CIT) is a rare condition in which a venous thromboembolism becomes lodged in the right heart. It is seen in up to 18% of patients with massive pulmonary embolism, and if left untreated, mortality rates are between 80% and 100%. The identification and management of CIT are crucial. However, there are no current guidelines for the treatment of CIT. We present the case of a 44-year-old woman who was found to have CIT that was ultimately treated with medical management.
Issue: 2022: Vol 9 No 5 (view)