Multichamber intracardiac thrombi associated with activated protein C resistance in a patient with dilated cardiomyopathy


Yetim M., Ozeke O., Deveci B. , Selcuk M., Aras D.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING, vol.22, no.1, pp.59-61, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10554-005-7437-4
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-61

Abstract

Combined activated protein C resistance and dilated cardiomyopathy result in a multiplicative effect on thrombosis risk. However, it is not known that whether there is an association with activated protein C resistance and dilated cardiomyopathy. We present a 18-year-old patient with dilated cardiomyopathy, who exhibited multichamber intracardiac thrombi on transthoracic echocardiography associated with activated protein C resistance. Our cases emphasizes that patients with cardiac thrombosis before adulthood should be screened for an underlying coagulation abnormality besides underlying cardiac disorders.