Left ventricular thrombus: An unusual cause of stroke

Ilan Youngster*, Gideon Eshel, Ibrahim Abu-kishak, Eli Heyman, Shaul Baram

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Abstract

An 8-year-old boy was admitted to the hospital with multiple abdominal and pelvic injuries following a motor vehicle accident. During hospitalization, signs of stroke developed. Evaluation discovered the cause to be emboli originating from a large left ventricular thrombus, most probably as a result of cardiac injury. Anticoagulation therapy was initiated, the cardiac mass resolved completely within 3 days, and neurologic status subsequently improved. When possible, echocardiography should be used as part of the workup of pediatric patients after multiple trauma, even without obvious signs of chest involvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1659-1661
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume132
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Pediatric
  • Stroke
  • Trauma
  • Ventricular thrombus

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