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Incremental value of live/real time three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography in the assessment of left ventricular thrombi.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16412189     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This is a case series on three adult patients who contain left ventricular (LV) thrombus and the incremental benefits of live/real time three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (3DTTE) in comparison to two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (2DTTE) in evaluating LV thrombi. These cases illustrate that 3DTTE is of additional benefit by demonstrating the following: (1) cropping of a single 3DTTE apical dataset may be enough to provide comprehensive assessment of the LV in a timely manner even without breath holding in a not fully cooperative patient (2) it identifies the exact point of attachment of the thrombus to the left ventricular wall, (3) helps to delineate the absence or presence of focal echolucent areas within thrombi indicative of the presence and extent of clot lysis, which may have potential therapeutic and prognostic implications, and (4) provides more accurate assessment of thrombus mobility which has prognostic indications.
Kurt Duncan; Navin C Nanda; William A A Foster; Farhat Mehmood; Vinod Patel; Anurag Singh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0742-2822     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-17     Completed Date:  2006-06-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama 35249, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans
Echocardiography, Three-Dimensional*
European Continental Ancestry Group
Hispanic Americans
Middle Aged
Predictive Value of Tests
Thrombosis / diagnosis*,  ultrasonography*
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / diagnosis*,  ultrasonography*

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