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Thromboembolism in a patient with a left ventricular aneurysm
Eurasian Journal of Emergency Medicine
  • Muhammad Akbar Baig, Aga Khan University
  • Fatima Najeeb, Aga Khan University
  • Shahan Waheed, Aga Khan University
  • Nadeem Ullah Khan, Aga khan University
Publication Date
8-1-2016
Document Type
Report
Abstract
Idiopathic aneurysms involving the left ventricle are considered very rare, and in a majority of instances, they are asymptomatic. In a minority of patients, they may present with cardiac rupture, cardiac tamponade, ventricular arrhythmias, and sudden death. We describe the case of a 21-year-old male patientwho was hospitalized for altered mentation and critical left lower limb ischemia because of acute embolic events. Transthoracic echocardiography demon-strated a left ventricular aneurysm and a reduced ejection fraction. Similarly, cardiac computed tomography showed a large left ventricular aneurysm with mobile vegetations representing thrombi. He was managed with therapeutic anticoagulation and recovered uneventfully.
Citation Information
Muhammad Akbar Baig, Fatima Najeeb, Shahan Waheed and Nadeem Ullah Khan. "Thromboembolism in a patient with a left ventricular aneurysm" Eurasian Journal of Emergency Medicine Vol. 15 (2016) p. 153 - 155
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nadeemullah_khan/6/