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Table 1 Patient characteristicsa

From: Transthoracic echocardiography for the diagnosis of left ventricular thrombosis in the postoperative care unit

Patients Type of ventilation Type of surgery Cardiac pathology Thrombus location
1 SB Vascular surgery (axillary-femoral artery bypass) Dilated cardiomyopathy EF = 25% Left ventricle
2 SB Vascular surgery (aneurysm of the abdominal aorta) Dilated cardiomyopathy EF = 25% Left ventricle
3 MV Abdominal surgery (ischemic colitis-bowel resection) Anterior myocardial infarction, ischemic cardiomyopathy: EF = 35% Left ventricle
4 MV Abdominal surgery (cancer, bowel perforation) Anterior myocardial infarction, ischemic cardiomyopathy EF = 30% Left ventricle
5 MV Abdominal surgery (cancer, bowel perforation) Anterior-posterior myocardial infarction, ischemic cardiomyopathy EF = 30% Left ventricle
  1. aSB, spontaneous breathing; MV, mechanical ventilation; EF, ejection fraction.