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Rapid Progression of Left Ventricular Thrombus with Left Ventricular Dysfunction Detected by Preoperative Transthoracic Echocardiography.
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PMID:  23196659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We report a successfully treated case of rapid progressive left ventricular (LV) thrombus with ischemic cardiomyopathy. Initially, the patient was scheduled to undergo only coronary artery bypass grafting. After two months, preoperative echocardiography revealed a previously undetected ball-like thrombus in the LV cavity. Surgical revascularization and thrombectomy were performed. No systemic embolism was associated with surgical manipulation during the perioperative period. Repeated preoperative evaluation for the presence of thrombus by transthoracic or transesophageal echocardiography is essential in cases of ischemic cardiomyopathy.
Satoshi Kimura; Masayoshi Umesue; Sho Matsuyama; Kanzi Matsui
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2186-1005     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703158     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Matsuyama Red Cross Hospital, Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan.
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