Left Ventricular Thrombosis after Myocardial Infarction

David H. Spodick, Jane Ehlinger Sherman, Lewis H. Seager, Jean Luc Vandenbossche, Bach Hac Cong, Roland Bernard, Marc Englert, Richard W. Asinger, Frank L. Mikell, Joseph Elsperger, Morrison Hodges, Darryl Erlien

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To the Editor: Asinger et al. have made a solid contribution to our understanding of left ventricular thrombosis after acute myocardial infarction (August 6 issue).1 Yet, one is astonished to note that the authors and the Journal's usually Olympian reviewers permit misleading use of the word “transmural.“ A large body of work performed from 1951 to 1980 has demonstrated that infarcts producing Q-waves and those with only ST-T changes cannot reliably identify transmural and nontransmural infarcts.2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Recent work also shows that the two echocardiographic patterns indicate comparable five-year survival17 and do not discriminate between single-vessel and multivessel disease.18 The report. . .

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1415-1416
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number23
StatePublished - Dec 3 1981


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