Vol 60, No 5 (2004)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Recurrent systemic embolisation in a patient with a large thrombus in left ventricular aneurysm - a case report

Małgorzata Knapp, Sławomir Dobrzycki, Włodzimierz Musiał, Anna Tomaszuk-Kazberuk, Janusz Korecki
Kardiol Pol 2004;60(5):494-496.
Vol 60, No 5 (2004)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Abstract: A case of a 47-year-old female with the aneurysm of the left ventricle is presented. Several days prior to the hospitalization signs of femoral embolism emerged, which was treated with embolectomy. Echocardiographic examination revealed large thrombus in the cavity of the aneurysm with pedunculated surrounding echos. On the second day after the admission the symptoms of renal artery embolism occurred. Due to recurrent symptoms of peripheral emboli and the lack of a consent for the interventional treatment, fibrinolysis (Actilyse) was applied resulting in the reduction of the thrombus mass in the left ventricle. Subsequent doppler ultrasound of the renal arteries showed normal flow pattern. During hospitalization general condition has gradually improved and the patient was discharged.

Abstract

Abstract: A case of a 47-year-old female with the aneurysm of the left ventricle is presented. Several days prior to the hospitalization signs of femoral embolism emerged, which was treated with embolectomy. Echocardiographic examination revealed large thrombus in the cavity of the aneurysm with pedunculated surrounding echos. On the second day after the admission the symptoms of renal artery embolism occurred. Due to recurrent symptoms of peripheral emboli and the lack of a consent for the interventional treatment, fibrinolysis (Actilyse) was applied resulting in the reduction of the thrombus mass in the left ventricle. Subsequent doppler ultrasound of the renal arteries showed normal flow pattern. During hospitalization general condition has gradually improved and the patient was discharged.
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Keywords

aneurysm of the left ventricle - thrombus - peripheral embolism

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Title

Recurrent systemic embolisation in a patient with a large thrombus in left ventricular aneurysm - a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 60, No 5 (2004)

Pages

494-496

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2004;60(5):494-496.

Keywords

aneurysm of the left ventricle - thrombus - peripheral embolism

Authors

Małgorzata Knapp
Sławomir Dobrzycki
Włodzimierz Musiał
Anna Tomaszuk-Kazberuk
Janusz Korecki

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