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Left ventricular thrombosis, wall motion abnormalities, and blood viscosity changes after first transmural anterior myocardial infarction.

Authors
  • Bhatnagar, S K
  • Hudak, A
  • Al-Yusuf, A R
Type
Published Article
Journal
CHEST Journal
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
June 1985
Volume
88
Issue
1
Pages
40–44
Identifiers
PMID: 4006554
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Sixty-three consecutive patients with a first transmural anterior myocardial infarction (MI) were studied by serial two-dimensional echocardiography (2D echo) to relate left ventricular (LV) thrombosis with serial changes in blood and plasma viscosity and fibrinogen levels, and wall motion abnormalities at the thrombus site, in order to identify those prone to this complication. The results suggest that an early 2D echo be performed in all patients with acute transmural anterior MI to detect LV thrombi and to identify those at risk of thrombosis.

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