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Aspiration thrombectomy in a case of acute myocardial infarction due to coronary emboli in a patient with peripartum cardiomyopathy and mural thrombus

Heart International 2015;10(1):e25-e27 https://doi.org/10.5301/heartint.5000225

Abstract

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) due to embolic phenomenon in the setting of peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) and left ventricular mural thrombus is a rare occurrence. There have been two known cases described in medical literature. We present a unique case in which catheter-based aspiration thrombectomy was used to successfully treat a patient with ACS due to coronary emboli in the setting of PPCMand left ventricular mural thrombus. We believe this to be the first report of the use of aspiration thrombectomy in such a clinical case.

Keywords

Peripartum cardiomyopathy, Myocardial infarction, Aspiration thrombectomy

Disclosure

Financial support: None.

Accepted

2015-10-22T00:00:00

Published Online

February 12, 2016

Correspondence

Kalgi Modi, MD Department of Cardiology Louisiana State University Medical Center Shreveport, Louisiana, USA kmodi@lsuhsc.edu

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