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Resolution of a left ventricular thrombus by the thrombolytic action of dabigatran.
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PMID:  24005764     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A 77-year-old man was referred to our cardiovascular department for detailed examination after abnormal electrocardiography findings were obtained during a preoperative cataract surgery workup. Ultrasound echocardiography (UCG) and computed tomography (CT) revealed evidence of previous myocardial infarction with anteroseptal akinesis and a left ventricular (LV) thrombus (14 × 12 mm). Dabigatran (220 mg/day) was prescribed as an outpatient treatment, and the disappearance of the LV thrombus was confirmed by UCG and CT 27 days after dabigatran initiation. No thromboembolism occurred between treatment initiation and thrombus resolution. Our results indicate that dabigatran has thrombolytic action on an acute pre-existing intracardiac thrombus.
Yasutsugu Nagamoto; Tetsuya Shiomi; Taku Matsuura; Arihide Okahara; Kaoru Takegami; Daigo Mine; Takaharu Shirahama; Yasuaki Koga; Keiki Yoshida; Kenji Sadamatsu; Kiyoshi Hayashida
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-9-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart and vessels     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1615-2573     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Vessels     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
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Created Date:  2013-9-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8511258     Medline TA:  Heart Vessels     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Cardiology, Saga Prefectural Hospital Koseikan, 1-12-9, Mizugae, Saga city, 840-8571, Japan,
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