Acute Lower Limb Ischemia as Presenting Symptom of Acute Myocardial Infarction Complicated With Left Ventricular Thrombus in a Young Male Patient: A Case Report

Aurora Bakalli, Krenare Limani, Laura Leci-Tahiri, Sami Gjoka, Edita Pllana

Abstract


Left ventricular (LV) thrombus is one of myocardial infarction (MI) complications and if the thrombus is mobile and protruding, there is a high risk of embolization. It is exceptionally rare that the presenting serious symptom of acute MI is severe leg pain. We report here a rare case of a 36-year-old Caucasian male patient with unrecognized MI complicated by LV thrombus. His initial visit to the physician was due to sudden onset of severe left leg pain as a consequence of thromboembolism. Medical examination revealed occluded left femoral commune artery and femoral superficial artery, subacute MI and apical LV thrombus, which were treated accordingly. On follow-up, 2 months after hospital discharge, patient affirmed that he has been walking for approximately 3 km every day, without leg cramps or angina. Early recognition of MI, even when presented with atypical symptoms in young individuals and its prompt treatment is important to improve survival, as well as to reduce thrombotic events.




J Med Cases. 2016;7(5):184-186
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jmc2480w

 


Keywords


Myocardial infarction; Acute limb ischemia; Symptom; Ventricular thrombus

Full Text: HTML PDF
 
Home     |     Log In     |      About     |      Search     |      Current     |      Archives     |      Submit      |     Subscribe


 

     

Aims and Scope

Current Issues

Conflict of Interest

About Publisher

Editorial Board

Archives

Copyright

Company Profile

Editorial Office

Misconduct and Retraction

Permissions

Company Registration

Contact Us

Abstracting and Indexing

ICMJE

Ownership

Instructions to Authors

Access

Declaration of Helsinki

Contact Publisher

Submission Checklist

Reprints

Terms of Use

Company Address

Submit a Manuscript

Open Access Policy

Privacy Policy

Browse Journals

Publishing Fee

Publishing Policy

Disclaimer

Recent Highlights

Peer-Review Process

Publishing Quality

Code of Ethics

Advertising Policy

Manuscript Tracking

Advanced Search

For Librarians

Careers

Publishing Process

Publication Frequency

For Reviewers

Propose a New Journal

       
       

Journal of Medical Cases, monthly, ISSN 1923-4155 (print), 1923-4163 (online), published by Elmer Press Inc.        
The content of this site is intended for health care professionals.
This is an open-access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted
non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Creative Commons Attribution license (Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International CC-BY-NC 4.0)


This journal follows the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommendations for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals,
the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines, and the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing.

website: www.journalmc.org   editorial contact: editor@journalmc.org
Address: 9225 Leslie Street, Suite 201, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 3H6, Canada

© Elmer Press Inc. All Rights Reserved.

DECLARATION: THIS JOURNAL SITE OUTLOOK IS DESIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER AND COPYRIGHT PROTECTED. DO NOT COPY!