Left ventricular thrombus in the setting of normal left ventricular function in patients with Crohn's disease

Ravi Rasalingam, Ibrahim M. Saeed, Pamela K. Woodard, Julio E. Pérez

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Abstract

Crohn's disease results in a hypercoagulable state increasing the risk of venous or arterial thromboembolism. Cardiac involvement has not been routinely identified. Two cases are presented to illustrate that patients with Crohn's disease may represent an exception to the rule that left ventricular apical thrombus should be associated with an underlying wall motion abnormality and reduction in left ventricular ejection fraction. Mini-Abstract Crohn's disease results in a hypercoagulable state increasing the risk of venous or arterial thromboembolism. Cardiac involvement is not well described. Left ventricular thrombi were identified in two patients with Crohn's disease with normal left ventricular systolic function, highlighting an exception to the common belief that apical thrombi are associated with wall motion abnormalities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-149
Number of pages5
JournalEchocardiography
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • thrombus
  • transthoracic echocardiography

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