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A ticking time bomb inside the heart
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  • Chandrasekaran Ananthanarayanan,
  • Rahul Singh,
  • Kartik Patel,
  • Archit Patel,
  • Chirag Doshi,
  • Vivek Wadhawa,
  • Ramesh Patel,
  • Megha Sheth,
  • Pratik Shah
Chandrasekaran Ananthanarayanan
U. N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Center
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Rahul Singh
U.N.Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Center
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Kartik Patel
U.N.Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Center
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Archit Patel
U.N.Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Center
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Chirag Doshi
U.N.Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Center
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Vivek Wadhawa
U.N.Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Center
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Ramesh Patel
U.N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Center
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Megha Sheth
U. N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Center
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Pratik Shah
U. N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Center
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Abstract

Thrombus formation inside the left ventricle (LV) is a dreaded complication following myocardial infarction. Depending on their anatomical characteristics, they pose significant risk of embolism, specifically stroke. Cardiac surgery in a patient with acute cerebral infarct is a tough predicament for the treating surgeon. Mobile clots carry higher risk than mural clots and need urgent thrombectomy. We present a case of massive LV clot in a young man leading to multiple acute embolic infarcts who was successfully treated by LV thrombectomy.