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Thrombus within a submitral left ventricular aneurysm: diagnosis on cross sectional echocardiography.
  1. C S Lawson,
  2. G E Venn,
  3. M M Webb-Peploe
  1. Department St Thomas's Hospital, London.


    Subvalvar left ventricular aneurysms are rare and occur predominantly in black Africans. A submitral left ventricular aneurysm was diagnosed on cross sectional echocardiography in a black woman born in the United Kingdom. The left parasternal long axis view showed a highly echogenic mass apparently attached to the wall of a dilated left atrium, but the apical two-chamber view showed that this was thrombus in the apex of a left ventricular aneurysm. The patient subsequently underwent surgical correction.

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