FREQUENCY OF LEFT VENTRICLE THROMBUS IN PATIENT WITH ACUTE ANTERIOR WALL MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
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Objective: This experimental and observational study was conducted to study the Frequency of left ventricular thrombus in patients with acute anterior wall myocardial infarction attending the Cardiology department, Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad during January 2020 to April 2020.
Material and Methods: In this study 203 patients diagnosed with acute anterior wall STEMI were included in the study after obtaining an informed consent. Patients were managed as per hospital protocols during their stay in the hospital. Echocardiography was performed in lateral decubitus position at a follow up visit at least 3 months following acute myocardial infarction to look for left ventricular thrombus. The written informed consent was taken from all patients before start of study. The permission of Ethical Committee was taken before collection of data and publishing in Medical Journal. The data was analyzed for result by SPSS version 20.
Results: Left ventricle thrombus was diagnosed in 17 (8.37%). No statistically significant association was found between LV thrombus and age and sex of the patients.
Conclusion: Left ventricle thrombus is a fairly common complication of acute anterior wall myocardial infarction.