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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22-25

Two cases of acute myocarditis with multiple intracardiac thrombi: The role of hypercoagulable states

1 Department of Cardiology, Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Medical Genetics, Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Murat Sunbul
Marmara Üniversitesi Tip Fakültesi, Kardiyoloji Anabilimdali Kadiköy, Istanbul
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1995-705X.132143

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In acute myocarditis, thrombus formation is an important prognostic factor. Early diagnosis and treatment of intracardiac thrombus is critical, especially when there are multiple thrombi. When a patient presents with multiple cardiac thrombi not only cardiac disorders, but other diseases such as malignancies, rheumatologic disorders and thrombophilia must be considered in the differential diagnosis. Although the presence of hypercoagulable states does not generally affect the treatment choice, it may have an impact on continuation and duration of the anticoagulant therapy. In this paper, we present two cases of acute myocarditis with multiple intracardiac thrombi. Additionally, these cases had hypercoagulable states which might have contributed to the thrombus formation.

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