The echocardiographic characteristics and evolution of multiple pedunculated left atrial and left ventricular intracavitary thrombi in a patient with alcoholic cardiomyopathy are reported. The patient had a long history of left ventricular dysfunction and atrial fibrillation but the referring physician had not prescribed anticoagulant prophylaxis. Multiple, non-fatal, systemic embolizations occurred during hospitalization and echocardiography was used to monitor the effect of the anticoagulant therapy on the remodelling and final dissolution of intracavitary thrombi.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
- Alcoholic cardiomyopathy
- Atrial fibrillation
- Intracardiac thrombosis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine