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open-access-imgOpen AccessA case of chronic left ventricular thrombus with ischemic cardiomyopathy
Vikram Bhausaheb Vikhe,
A. K. Gupta,
Prakash Shende
Publication year2013
Publication title
medical journal of dr. d.y. patil university
Resource typeJournals
Left ventricular (LV) thrombus is a serious complication of anterior wall myocardial infarction (MI), especially in patients with severe LV dysfunction. LV thrombus carries a high risk of causing stroke and other thromboembolic complications despite adequate anticoagulation therapy. There is a benefit of anticoagulation in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy to reduce thromboembolic events or in resolution of LV thrombus. Two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography is the most commonly used technique for the diagnosis and follow-up of such cases. Our patient developed a chronic LV thrombus with ischemic cardiomyopathy post anterior wall MI and was managed well on anticoagulants to prevent the thromboembolic events under strict vigilance and follow-up
Subject(s)cardiology , cardiomyopathy , complication , heart failure , left ventricular thrombus , medicine , myocardial infarction , thrombosis , thrombus

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