Factor V Leiden and its relation to left ventricular thrombus in acute myocardial infarction

Celik S. , Ovali E., Baykan M., Ucar F., Erdol C., Durmus I. , ...More

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.56, no.1, pp.1-6, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.2143/ac.56.1.2005587
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CARDIOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-6


Objective - The genetic defect of coagulation factor V, known as factor V Leiden, produces a resistance to degradation by activated protein C (APC) and increases the risk of venous thrombosis. However, the role of factor V Leiden in the formation of left ventricular (LV) thrombus has not been stud led. We investigated whether factor V Leiden is a risk factor for LV thrombus in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI).