Lysis of mobile left ventricular thrombi during acute myocardial infarction with urokinase

Andre Keren, Aharon Medina, Shmuel Gottlieb, Shmuel Banai, Shlomo Stern

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Abstract

Left ventricular (LV) thrombi occur in about onethird of patients who have had an acute myocardial infarction (AMI).1,2 Autopsy3 and echocardiographic studies1,2 suggest that patients with protruding and mobile LV thrombi are at risk of systemic embolization. Kremer et al4 reported the successful use of urokinase for lysis of protruding and mobile LV thrombi during AMI but no further reports followed this initial communication. We report the effect of urokinase on mobile LV thrombi in a patient with AMI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1180-1181
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume60
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Nov 1987
Externally publishedYes

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