DAVID HOWELL, M.D.; FRANKLIN A. KYSER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Many studies have been reported indicating the frequency with which mural thrombosis occurs as a result of infarction of the heart.1, 2, 3 The embolic complications resulting from such thrombi have been discussed in numerous reports,3, 4, 5 including successful attempts at preventing mural thrombosis in experimental animals by the administration of anticoagulant drugs.6, 7, 8
Wright9 recently indicated that anticoagulant therapy is of value in preventing mural thrombosis following myocardial infarction. We are unaware of any published reports noting specifically the incidence of mural thrombosis in patients who have received anticoagulant drugs during convalescence from myocardial infarction, and it
HOWELL D, KYSER FA. THE EFFECT OF ANTICOAGULANT THERAPY UPON THE DEVELOPMENT OF MURAL THROMBOSIS FOLLOWING MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION1. Ann Intern Med. ;40:694–697. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-4-694
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(4):694-697.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine.
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