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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 101-105

Cardiac thrombi in different clinical scenarios

Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

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Fahad Alkindi
Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, P. O. Box 3050, Doha
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1995-705X.125924

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Intracardiac thrombi are commonly found in patients with ischemic stroke. The echocardiographic identification of thrombi is important in decision-making since it represents an indication to long-term anticoagulation, in order to reduce the risk of new stroke. Intracardiac thrombi can develop during the time course of several cardiac pathologies that favor blood stasis and/or predispose to the aggregation of thrombotic material. Examples of cardiac pathologies that favor the formation of thrombus are illustrated and discussed.

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