BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-007251

Left ventricular clot in a patient with stroke

  1. Pushpa Rani Govindaswamy1
  1. 1Department of Cardiology, Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  2. 2Department of Internal Medicine, Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ali Raza Rajani, arrajani{at}


A 61-year-old man presented with sudden onset of left-sided weakness and slurred speech that had started 1 h prior to presentation. He was a non-smoker and his medical history included hypertension and ischaemic heart disease for which he was receiving treatment. On examination he had dysarthria, dense left-sided hemiplegia and upper motor neurone lesion of the facial nerve. His initial brain CT was reported as …

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