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Case report
Acute prosthetic valve thrombosis in a patient with neoplastic disease – difficulties with anticogulation therapy

Andrzej Koronkiewicz, Tomasz Hirnle, Bożena Sobkowicz, Bogusław Poniatowski, Robert Trzciński, Grzegorz Juszczyk, Kinga Fiedorczuk, Sławomir Czaban, Maciej Badoński
Kardiol Pol 2008;66(9):977-980.

open access

Vol 66, No 9 (2008)
Other
Published online: 2008-09-30
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A case of a 50-year-old woman with prosthetic mitral valve complicated by severe thrombosis as an effect of incorrect anticoagulation treatment during rectal cancer biopsy, is presented. During echocardiographic evaluation a dysfunction prosthetic mitral valve with extremely high maximal mitral gradient (50.2 mmHg) was found. The patient was qualified for surgical intervention and mechanical prosthetic mitral valve was replaced by a biological one. This report underlines the difficulties in the anticoagulation therapy in patients with prosthetic heart valves.

Abstract

A case of a 50-year-old woman with prosthetic mitral valve complicated by severe thrombosis as an effect of incorrect anticoagulation treatment during rectal cancer biopsy, is presented. During echocardiographic evaluation a dysfunction prosthetic mitral valve with extremely high maximal mitral gradient (50.2 mmHg) was found. The patient was qualified for surgical intervention and mechanical prosthetic mitral valve was replaced by a biological one. This report underlines the difficulties in the anticoagulation therapy in patients with prosthetic heart valves.
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Keywords

prosthetic mitral; thrombosis; anticoagulation therapy

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Title

Case report
Acute prosthetic valve thrombosis in a patient with neoplastic disease – difficulties with anticogulation therapy

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 66, No 9 (2008)

Pages

977-980

Published online

2008-09-30

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2008;66(9):977-980.

Keywords

prosthetic mitral
thrombosis
anticoagulation therapy

Authors

Andrzej Koronkiewicz
Tomasz Hirnle
Bożena Sobkowicz
Bogusław Poniatowski
Robert Trzciński
Grzegorz Juszczyk
Kinga Fiedorczuk
Sławomir Czaban
Maciej Badoński

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