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Two-dimensional echocardiographic appearance of left ventricular thrombi with systemic emboli after myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6731294     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
To test the hypothesis that left ventricular (LV) thrombi that project into the lumen and are mobile are more likely to embolize than those that do not have these characteristics, the 2-dimensional echocardiograms of 16 patients with LV thrombi after myocardial infarction were retrospectively reviewed. Ten had evidence of peripheral embolization and 6 did not. The studies were reviewed in random order by an observer blinded to the clinical data. Each echocardiogram was graded as showing a protruding or nonprotruding thrombus and the presence or absence of increased mobility. The thrombus projected into the lumen on the echocardiograms of 8 of 10 patients who had had emboli and in 0 of 6 who had not. The thrombus had increased mobility in 4 of 10 patients with emboli and 0 of 6 without. Thus, LV thrombi that project into the lumen and have increased mobility are more likely to embolize than those without these characteristics.
Authors:
R S Meltzer; C A Visser; G Kan; J Roelandt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1984 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-07-03     Completed Date:  1984-07-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1511-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Echocardiography*
Embolism / etiology*
Female
Heart Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology
Heart Ventricles / pathology
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / complications*
Retrospective Studies
Thrombosis / diagnosis*,  etiology,  pathology

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