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Giant left ventricular thrombus formation associated with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.
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PMID:  25468127     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 33-year-old man underwent urgent coronary artery de-obstruction for acute thrombotic occlusion of the left descending coronary artery. After 10 days of antiplatelet and heparin therapy, ventriculographic and echocardiographic control revealed a giant thrombus in the left ventricle, an ejection fraction of 40%, and severe mitral regurgitation. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia was diagnosed. After urgent mitral valve annuloplasty and left ventricular thrombectomy, the patient was discharged. In the literature, several cases of right atrial and ventricular thrombi have been described; however, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of giant left ventricular thrombus during heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.
Salvatore Campisi; Jean-Francois Fuzellier; Marco Vola; Jean-Pierre Favre
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-12-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  98     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2014 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e143-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2014 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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