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When PE is ‘in transit’
  1. Ruchi Bansal,
  2. Keerthana Keshava,
  3. Pramil Vaghasia,
  4. Praveen Bondalapati,
  5. Anthony Saleh,
  6. Horiana B Grosu
  1. Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Horiana B Grosu, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, New York Methodist Hospital, 506 sixth street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA; bogdana_14{at}yahoo.com

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A 36-year-old male with no medical history had sudden onset dyspnoea on minimal exertion. He was hemodynamically stable, chest x-ray was normal and computer tomography showed a saddle pulmonary embolus (PE). A transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) revealed a large mobile thrombus in the right ventricle (RV) outflow tract and RV dilatation with …

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  • Contributors HBG contributed by collecting the data and writing the case. RB contributed by writing and editing the case. PV contributed by reviewing the radiographic images and writing the case. PB, AS and KK contributed by writing and editing the case.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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