Noncompaction and embolic myocardial infarction: the importance of oral anticoagulation.

@article{Pulignano2015NoncompactionAE,
  title={Noncompaction and embolic myocardial infarction: the importance of oral anticoagulation.},
  author={Giovanni Pulignano and Maria Denitza Tinti and Stefano Tolone and Carmine Musto and Lucia De Lio and Paolo Giuseppe Pino and Giovanni Minardi and Roberto Violini and Massimo Uguccioni},
  journal={Revista portuguesa de cardiologia : orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology : an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={34 7-8},
  pages={497.e1-4}
}
Left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) is characterized by left ventricular (LV) hypertrabeculations and is associated with heart failure, arrhythmias and embolism. We report the case of a 67-year-old LVNC patient, under oral anticoagulation (OAC) therapy for apical thrombosis. After she discontinued OAC, the thrombus involved almost the whole of the left ventricle; in a few months her condition worsened, requiring hospitalization, and despite heparin infusion she experienced myocardial… CONTINUE READING
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