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July 1983

Congestive Cardiomyopathy and Left Ventricular Thrombus

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, The Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(7):1472-1473. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350070200033

• A left ventricular thrombus was detected by echocardiography in a 54-year-old man with congestive cardiomyopathy. With the use of anticoagulants, the thrombus completely disappeared. Patients with congestive cardiomyopathy who are at high risk for thrombus formation should be screened with two-dimensional echocardiography. If a thrombus is recognized, anticoagulation therapy can then be instituted.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:1472-1473)