alexa Biventricular and Left Atrial Free Floating Thrombi in a Patient Diagnosed with Fulminant Myocarditis Managed with Thrombectomy and Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation | Abstract
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Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis
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Biventricular and Left Atrial Free Floating Thrombi in a Patient Diagnosed with Fulminant Myocarditis Managed with Thrombectomy and Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation

Macit Kalçık1*, Mahmut Yesin1, M.Ozan Gursoy1, Lutfi Ocal1, Sinan Cerşit1 and Mehmet Ozkan1,2
1Department of Cardiology, Kosuyolu Kartal Heart Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Kars Kafkas University, Faculty of Medicine, Kars, Turkey
Corresponding Author : Macit Kalcik
Department of Cardiology, Kosuyolu Kartal Heart Training and Research Hospital
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Received July 14, 2014; Accepted July 28, 2014; Published August 04, 2014
Citation: Kalçık M, Yesin M, Gursoy MO, Ocal L, Cerşit S, et al. (2014) Biventricular and Left Atrial Free Floating Thrombi in a Patient Diagnosed with Fulminant Myocarditis Managed with Thrombectomy and Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation. J Cardiovasc Dis Diagn 2: 168. doi: 10.4172/2329-9517.1000168
Copyright: © 2014 Kalçık M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

The majority of acute viral myocarditis cases are subclinical and self-limiting in both adults and children. However, acute fulminant myocarditis (AFM) has a fatal course due to the rapid development into acute heart failure, cardiogenic shock or serious arrhythmias. Cardiac thrombus formation is an important factor affecting the prognosis of these patients. We present a patient who was diagnosed as AFM with multiple free floating intracardiac thrombi and aimed to explore the clinical characteristics and the treatment of AFM.

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