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Does Right ventricular involvement increase risk of thrombus formation in post-partum cardiomyopathy? [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2012; 40(5): 476-476

Does Right ventricular involvement increase risk of thrombus formation in post-partum cardiomyopathy?

Nuri İlker Akkuş, Jai Varma, Kalgi Modi
LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA, USA.

Apical thrombus can be seen in patients with post-partum cardiomyopathy (PPCMP). However it is very rare to have clot in both ventricles as reported by Dr.Koc et al. In those cases there was also dysfunction of the right ventricle (RV).We also had a patient with PPCMP with symptomatic right ventricular dysfunction who developed large left ventricular and left atrial thrombus complicated by stroke 18 months after diagnosis of PPCMP. Although there are no recommendations for prophylacic anticoagulation, it should be considered in patients with RV failure, especially if they are symptomatic.

Keywords: Post-partum cardiomyopathy, apical clot, right ventricular failure

How to cite this article
Nuri İlker Akkuş, Jai Varma, Kalgi Modi. Does Right ventricular involvement increase risk of thrombus formation in post-partum cardiomyopathy?. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2012; 40(5): 476-476

Corresponding Author: Nuri İlker Akkuş, United States
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