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Large in-transient left ventricular thrombus due to anabolic steroid-induced cardiomyopathy

Feridoun Sabzi, Reza Faraji

Keywords : Cardiomyopathies, left ventricular, thrombosis

Citation Information : Sabzi F, Faraji R. Large in-transient left ventricular thrombus due to anabolic steroid-induced cardiomyopathy. Indian J Crit Care Med 2017; 21 (1):51-54.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.198328

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-12-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).


The presence of small or moderate size thrombosis is not uncommon in left ventricle (LV) as results of basic co-moribund disease, but huge LV thrombosis that protrudes to aortic valve in the LV outflow tract (LVOT) tract is an exceptionally rare phenomenon. We report a 34-year-old bodybuilder athlete with cardiomyopathy and massive LV thrombosis. The thrombosis extended to LVOT and protruded through the aortic valve in systole and posed a high risk of systemic emboli. The patient underwent open heart surgery, and the clot was removed. The operation was complicated by low cardiac output syndrome that managed by intra-aortic balloon pump and high dose of inotropic drugs and hemodialysis. The patient died on the 15 th day after surgery with multiorgan failures.

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