Ventricular thrombi and thromboembolism in dilated cardiomyopathy: a prospective follow-up study.

@article{Falk1992VentricularTA,
  title={Ventricular thrombi and thromboembolism in dilated cardiomyopathy: a prospective follow-up study.},
  author={Rodney Howard Falk and E Terence Foster and M H Coats},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1992},
  volume={123 1},
  pages={136-42}
}
To determine the prevalence and natural history of left ventricular thrombus in dilated cardiomyopathy, we prospectively performed two-dimensional echocardiograms in 25 patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy who were not receiving anticoagulation. Eighty-five echocardiograms were performed serially over a 9- to 30-month period (mean follow-up 21.5 months). A left ventricular thrombus was present on initial echocardiogram in 11 (44%) patients, became present during follow-up in an… CONTINUE READING
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