Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 5, Number 6, June 2014, pages 351-354

Simultaneous Thrombosis in a Normal Left Ventricle and Normal Carotid Artery in a Patient With a Stroke Secondary to Iron Deficiency Anemia


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Transthoracic echocardiogram on day 2 reveals a left ventricular thrombus. The thrombus is slightly hypoechoic compared with the myocardium and shows an irregular flapping movement. It is apparently attached to the chordae tendineae of the mitral valve. Left: parasternal long axis view. Right: parasternal short axis view, mid-ventricle level slightly deviated to the base.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Carotid ultrasound on day 2 reveals a large mobile thrombus attached to the wall of the right internal carotid artery. There is no atherosclerotic change.