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Left ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction and stroke or embolism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15539784     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Left ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction (LVHT) is reported to be associated with embolism. This retrospective study assessed the number of strokes/embolisms in 62 patients with LVHT and in 62 control patients matched with regard to age, sex and left ventricular systolic function. The incidence of strokes or embolism was 10% in patients with LVHT and 15% in controls. LVHT by itself does not seem to be a risk factor for stroke or embolism and thus is not an indication for oral anticoagulation. However, if LVHT is associated with systolic dysfunction, oral anticoagulation should be considered.
Authors:
Claudia Stöllberger; Josef Finsterer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2004-11-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology     Volume:  103     ISSN:  0008-6312     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiology     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-04     Completed Date:  2005-05-10     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266406     Medline TA:  Cardiology     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2005 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Affiliation:
Medizinische Abteilung, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Wien, Osterreich. claudia.stoellberger@chello.at
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Echocardiography
Embolism / etiology*
Female
Humans
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular / complications*,  ultrasonography
Incidence
Male
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Stroke / etiology*
Ventricular Function, Left

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