Echocardiographic evolution of left ventricular and left atrial thrombi in a patient with left ventricular dysfunction due to alcoholic cardiomyopathy, chronic atrial fibrillation and multiple non-fatal systemic embolisms

L. Lanzarini, S. Ghio

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-135
Number of pages5
JournalActa Cardiologica
Volume56
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Alcoholic cardiomyopathy
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Echocardiography
  • Embolism
  • Intracardiac thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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