Thrombo-embolism in Acute and in Healed Myocardial Infarction
I. Intracardiac Mural Thrombosis
This is a study of the location and incidence of intracardiac thrombi in acute and in healed myocardial infarction. In myocardial infarction intracardiac thrombi occur predominantly in the left ventricle. Anterior myocardial infarcts are more commonly associated with mural thrombi than posterior myocardial infarcts. Large myocardial infarcts and congestive failure are factors which predispose to the formation of left ventricular mural thrombi in myocardial infarction.
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