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A pedunculated left ventricular thrombus in a women with peripartum cardiomyopathy: evaluation by three dimensional echocardiography.
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PMID:  25309691     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a cardiac condition characterized by development of heart failure during the last month of pregnancy or during the first five months of post partum period without any other identifiable cause of heart failure. The hypercoagulable state in the pregnancy along with left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction predisposes the patient to thromboembolic complications like intraventricular thrombi. We report a case of a 30-year-old female with peripartum cardiomyopathy along with a highly mobile mass in the LV cavity on two dimensional echocardiography. Three dimensional transthoracic echocardiography clearly showed the pedicle of the mass attached to the interventricular septum along with internal echolucent areas within the mass. Due to denial of the patient to undergo surgery, she was started on oral anticoagulation, with complete dissolution of the mass within one month.
Authors:
Rajiv Bharat Kharwar; Sharad Chandra; Sudhanshu Kumar Dwivedi; Ram Kirti Saran
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-09-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular ultrasound     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1975-4612     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Ultrasound     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-10-13     Completed Date:  2014-10-13     Revised Date:  2014-10-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101477138     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Ultrasound     Country:  Korea (South)    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-43     Citation Subset:  -    
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