Thrombectomy for left ventricular protruding thrombi in a patient with dilated cardiomyopathy

Pao-Hsien Chu, Wei Jan Chen, Pyng-Jing Lin, Wer Ber Liao, Cheng-Wen Chiang*, Ying-Shiung Lee

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Left ventricular thrombus is one source of cardiogenic embolism. The protruding, mobile type is the highest risk subgroup but is rarely encountered. Thrombectomy is one choice of therapy, and variously recommended based primarily on the experience with myocardial infarction. We report a rare case of successful left ventricular thrombectomy for two protruding, mobile thrombi in a patient with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy in order to prevent repeat embolizaion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-534
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Heart Journal
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 07 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Left ventricular thrombus
  • Thrombectomy

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