Idiopathic massive left ventricular thrombus in HIV patient
Division of Cardiac Surgery, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern University, 201 East Huron Street, Suite 11-140, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012, 7:65 doi:10.1186/1749-8090-7-65Published: 4 July 2012
A 47-year old man with HIV presented with a stroke. Imaging revealed a large mobile left-ventricular thrombus. The mass was resected using a small ventriculotomy with good early postoperative prognosis. Thrombus etiology is likely related to HIV pathology.