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A mobile thrombus in the left main coronary artery which caused acute myocardial infarction

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Author(s): Zeynettin Kaya | Abdullah Tuncez | M. Alparslan Küçük

Journal: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Investigations
ISSN 1309-8578

Volume: 3;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 558;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: bypass | coronary

ABSTRACT
Intracoronary thrombus, vasospasm and coronaryembolism are participating in the pathophysiologyof acute myocardial infarction. Occlusion of the leftmain coronary artery (LMCA) with thrombus is rarebut it’s very mortal case.1,2 Choice of treatment optionsdepend on the clinical presentation of the patientand result of angiographic examination. Totalocclusion of the LMCA with thrombus can be treatedwith percutaneus coronary intervention under intraaorticbalon pump back up.3 Subtotal thromboticocclusion of the LMCA can be successfully treatedwith coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) operationor thrombolytic treatment.1-
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