Frequency of left atrial thrombi by transesophageal echocardiography in idiopathic and in ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy

Carlo Vigna, Aldo Russo, Vincenzo De Rito, GianPiero Perna, Alessandro Villella, Marco Testa, Vito Sollazzo, Raffaele Fanelli, Francesco Loperfido

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Abstract

Systemic emboli occur in dilated cardiomyopathy (DC) at an annual rate of about 4%.1 Left ventricular thrombus is often considered the source for embolic events in DC.2 A relation between left ventricular thrombi and rate of embolic events, however, has not been found in a recent study.3 Left atrial thrombi may constitute an alternative source for systemic embolism in DC.4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1500-1501
Number of pages2
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume70
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1992

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Vigna, C., Russo, A., De Rito, V., Perna, G., Villella, A., Testa, M., Sollazzo, V., Fanelli, R., & Loperfido, F. (1992). Frequency of left atrial thrombi by transesophageal echocardiography in idiopathic and in ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. The American Journal of Cardiology, 70(18), 1500-1501. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9149(92)90310-U