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The embolic storm: dramatic peripheral complications of left ventricular thrombosis after myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19129728     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Left ventricular thrombus is a common complication after acute myocardial infarction. Although anticoagulant treatment has an established role in reducing the rate of thrombus formation and embolic phenomena during acute myocardial infarction, prior studies showed that left ventricular thrombus and systemic embolization may develop irrespective of adequate anticoagulant therapy. We present a descriptive case of a patient with left ventricular thrombus who experienced dramatic peripheral embolic events soon after the onset of anterior myocardial infarction despite full anticoagulation, and we discuss possible pathogenesis.
Authors:
Massimo Baravelli; Andrea Rossi; Paolo Cattaneo; Luigi Steidl; Francesco Dentali; Paola Dario; Daniela Imperiale; Maria Cristina Rossi; Anna Picozzi; Cecilia Fantoni; Claudio Anzà
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood coagulation & fibrinolysis : an international journal in haemostasis and thrombosis     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1473-5733     ISO Abbreviation:  Blood Coagul. Fibrinolysis     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-08     Completed Date:  2010-12-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102551     Medline TA:  Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  78-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiology and Intensive Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Clinical Institute Multimedica Holding, Castellanza, Italy. massimo.baravelli@virgilio.it
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Echocardiography
Female
Humans
Myocardial Infarction / complications*,  diagnosis
Thrombosis / complications*,  diagnosis
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / complications*,  diagnosis

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