Clot In Transit in a Patient with Protein S Deficiency

  • Simon Kashfi CUNY School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
  • Mohamed Farhan Nasser Heart and Vascular Center, MetroHealth Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
  • Aron Soleiman Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA
  • Sapna Sharma St. Barnabas Hospital Health System, Bronx, NY, USA
  • Venkata Sandeep Koripalli Christus Good Shepherd Hospital, Longview, TX, USA
  • Shorabh Sharma St. Barnabas Hospital Health System, Bronx, NY, USA


Clot 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.



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  • Published: 2022-05-05

    Issue: 2022: Vol 9 No 5 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Kashfi S, Farhan Nasser M, Soleiman A, Sharma S, Sandeep Koripalli V, Sharma S. Clot In Transit in a Patient with Protein S Deficiency. EJCRIM 2022;9 doi:10.12890/2022_003355.

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