Simulated myocardial infarction and slow atrial flutter due to cerebral embolism from a free left atrial thrombus

Jpn Heart J. 1991 Jan;32(1):153-6. doi: 10.1536/ihj.32.153.


The case of a 38-year-old female who suffered a cerebral embolism from a free left atrial thrombus is reported. The clinical picture, including serum enzyme elevations, was consistent with a nontransmural myocardial infarction. Atrial flutter exhibiting very slow (162/min) and tall waves was transiently recorded indicating development of an intra-atrial conduction disturbance.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Atrial Flutter / diagnosis
  • Atrial Flutter / etiology*
  • Electrocardiography
  • Female
  • Heart Atria
  • Heart Diseases / complications*
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis / complications*
  • Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis
  • Myocardial Infarction / etiology*
  • Thrombosis / complications*