Left Ventricular Thrombus Formation After Repair of Anomalous Left Coronary Artery From the Pulmonary Artery

Lindsay R. Freud, Peter R Koenig, Hyde M. Russell, Angira Patel*

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Abstract

Although thrombus formation following myocardial infarction in adults is well known, intracardiac thrombosis in children is uncommon. We report the case of a large left ventricular thrombus in an infant with ischemic cardiomyopathy secondary to anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery. Given its mobility and protrusion across the aortic valve, the patient underwent urgent thrombus removal through a transaortic approach. There were no embolic or neurologic complications. This case highlights that thrombectomy may be performed safely and successfully in critically ill pediatric patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-344
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • congenital heart surgery
  • coronary artery anomaly
  • echocardiography
  • thrombosis (intracardiac)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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