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Axillary vein thrombosis induced by an increasingly popular oscillating dumbbell exercise device: a case report
AffiliationArizona Heart Hospital
University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Phoenix
Axillary vein thrombosis
Thrombolytic therapy mechanical thrombectomy
Thoracic outlet syndrome
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CitationShennib et al. Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery (2015) 10:73 DOI 10.1186/s13019-015-0264-3
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AbstractA 53 year-old male presented with a one-day history of a swollen arm and dull, aching pain in the right upper extremity. The patient reported commencing exercising daily over the prior week with a modified, oscillating dumbbell; commonly referred to as a Shake Weight. Imaging revealed an occlusive thrombus in the right axillary, proximal brachial and basilic veins. The patient was treated with a 24-hour tPA infusion followed by mechanical thrombectomy, balloon angioplasty, and stent placement for a residual thrombus and stenosis. The patient was discharged the following day on warfarin and aspirin. This is the first report of effort-induced thrombosis of the upper extremity following the use of a modified, oscillating dumbbell. Due to the growing popularity of modified dumbbells and the possible risk for axillary vein thrombosis, consideration should be made to caution consumers of this potential complication.
PubMed Central IDPMC4446062
VersionFinal published version
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