Acute myocardial infarction in a young man with large left ventricular thrombus and the antiphospholipid syndrome

Mohamed Ayan, Yazeid Alshebani, Hamza Tantoush, Mohsin Salih, Waiel Abusnina, Mansour Khaddr, Aiman Smer

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Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that presents clinically with venous and/or arterial thrombosis and can affect any organ. Coronary artery involvement and left ventricular thrombus are rare presentations. We report the case of a 23-year-old male smoker with a strong family history of premature coronary artery disease who presented with acute anterolateral ST elevation myocardial infarction and large left ventricular thrombus. He was treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention with thrombectomy without stenting. He was later diagnosed with antiphospholipid syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-112
Number of pages3
JournalBaylor University Medical Center Proceedings
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2 2019


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  • Medicine(all)

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