Huge LV Apical Clot

  • Atooshe Rohani
Part of the Clinical Cases in Cardiology book series (CCC)


LV apical thrombus is a well known complication of anterior ST elevation myocardial infarction as described in this 62-year-old patient.


LV apical thrombus Anterior ST elevation myocardial infarction TTE 

Supplementary material

Movie 36.1

Big apical thrombus(AVI 54831 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Atooshe Rohani
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  1. 1.Northern Ontario School of MedicineThunder BayCanada

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