Incidence and natural history of left ventricular thrombus following anterior wall acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Greaves1997IncidenceAN,
  title={Incidence and natural history of left ventricular thrombus following anterior wall acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Sally C Greaves and Guang Zhi and Richard T Lee and Scott Solomon and John C MacFadyen and E Rapaport and Francis J Menapace and Jean Lucien Rouleau and Marc Pfeffer},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={80 4},
  pages={442-8}
}
Previous studies have reported left ventricular (LV) thrombus in 20% to 56% of patients after anterior wall acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The Healing and Early Afterload Reducing Therapy (HEART) study was a prospective study comparing effects of early (24 hours) or delayed (14 days) initiation of ramipril, an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, on LV function after anterior wall AMI. This ancillary study assessed prevalence of LV thrombus. Two-dimensional echocardiography was… CONTINUE READING
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