Comparison of frequency of left ventricular thrombi in patients with anterior wall versus non-anterior wall acute myocardial infarction treated with antithrombotic and antiplatelet therapy with or without coronary revascularization

Am J Cardiol. 2004 Jun 15;93(12):1529-30. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.02.066.

Abstract

Of 200 patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (AMI), all received antiplatelet and antithrombotic therapy, and 186 patients (93%) underwent coronary revascularization. Left ventricular thrombi were diagnosed by 2-dimensional echocardiography </=1 week after AMI in 19 of 114 patients (17%) with anterior wall AMI and in 3 of 86 patients (3%) with non-anterior wall AMI (p <0.001).

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Coronary Angiography
  • Echocardiography
  • Female
  • Heart Ventricles / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Infarction / diagnostic imaging
  • Myocardial Infarction / therapy*
  • Myocardial Revascularization*
  • Thrombolytic Therapy*
  • Thrombosis / diagnostic imaging*