Removal of a giant left ventricular thrombus after myocardial infarction due to dissection of left anterior descending artery

Philipp C. Seppelt, Andreas Brcic, Matthias Karck, G. Szabó

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Abstract

Left ventricular thrombus is a frequent complication after myocardial infarction and is associated with high risk for arterial embolic complications. In addition to oral anticoagulation, surgical thrombectomy may be a promising treatment for large and mobile thrombus. We report the rare case of a 27-year-old patient who presented with a giant left ventricular thrombus after expanded and silent myocardial infarction caused by spontaneous dissection of the left anterior descending coronary artery. As conservative therapy by oral anticoagulation had failed, the thrombus was removed by performing left ventriculotomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)964-966
Number of pages3
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2017

Keywords

  • LAD-dissection
  • LV-thrombus
  • Thrombectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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