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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 83-85

Unusual site of left ventricular thrombus after acute myocardial infarction

Department of Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Amjad Ali
Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Research, Jaya Nagar, 9th Block, Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru - 560 069, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2211-4122.166081

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Left ventricular (LV) thrombus formation is a frequent complication in patients with acute anterior myocardial infarction (MI). Its incidence is lower with inferior wall MI. Risk factors for the development of LV thrombus are consistently irrespective of infarct treatment and include large infarct size, severe apical akinesia or dyskinesia LV aneurysm, and anterior MI.

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