Acute Limb Ischemia Due to Cardiac Thromboembolismin a Young Patient without Myocardial Infarction or Cardiomyopathy

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Muhammad Khalid
Ghulam Murtaza
Ahmad Albalbissi
Melania Bochis
Timir K. Paul

Abstract

Acute limb ischemia secondary to systemic arterial embolism from left ventricular thrombus is a rare life threatening emergency. Peripheral arterial thrombosis superimposed on an atherosclerotic disease or thromboembolism from cardiac or aortic source are the two most common causes of acute limb ischemia. We present a case of a young healthy female who had recurrent admissions with acute lower extremity ischemia secondary to embolism from intra cardiac thrombus diagnosed by bedside doppler and computed angiogram, managed by surgical thromboembolectomy and discharge on anticoagulation.

 

Keywords:
Ventricle thrombus, acute limb ischemia, embolism

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Khalid, M., Murtaza, G., Albalbissi, A., Bochis, M., & K. Paul, T. (2018). Acute Limb Ischemia Due to Cardiac Thromboembolismin a Young Patient without Myocardial Infarction or Cardiomyopathy. Cardiology and Angiology: An International Journal, 7(3), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.9734/CA/2018/40539
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