Left Ventricular Thrombosis in a Young Ulcerative Colitis Patient: Review with a Case Report

  • Nadav Asher Willner Bnai-Zion hospital, Technion, Haifa, Israel
  • Elad Schiff Bnai-Zion Hospital, Haifa, Israel
  • Orly Goitein Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
  • Tova Rainis Bnai-Zion Hospital, Haifa, Israel

Keywords

Inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, hypercoagulability, left ventricle thrombus

Abstract

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients are at increased risk of developing thromboembolic complications. We report here a rare case of left ventricle thrombus in a young woman with ulcerative colitis. We discuss the pathophysiology of hypercoagulable state in IBD, and briefly address current prophylactic anticoagulation recommendations.

Author Biographies

Nadav Asher Willner,
Bnai-Zion hospital, Technion, Haifa, Israel MD, Intern, Department of Internal Medicine B

Elad Schiff,
Bnai-Zion Hospital, Haifa, Israel MD, Chair, Department of Internal Medicine B, Bnai-Zion Hospital, Haifa, Israel; Department for Complementary/Integrative Medicine, Law and Ethics, International Center for Health, Law and Ethics, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

Orly Goitein,
Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel MD, Head Cardiovascular Imaging, Diagnostic Imaging, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel

Tova Rainis,
Bnai-Zion Hospital, Haifa, Israel

MD, Head of Division of gastroenterology unit, Bnai-Zion hospital, Technion, Haifa, Israel

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  • Published: 2015-09-14

    Issue: Vol 2 No 6 (2015) (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Willner, N., Schiff, E., Goitein, O., & Rainis, T. (2015). Left Ventricular Thrombosis in a Young Ulcerative Colitis Patient: Review with a Case Report. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2(6). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2015_000268