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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    
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.
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
Embolism / etiology*
Heart Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology
Heart Ventricles / pathology
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / complications*
Retrospective Studies
Thrombosis / diagnosis*,  etiology,  pathology

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