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Thrombolysis for obstructed CarboMedics mitral valve prosthesis.

Abstract
Prosthetic valve thrombosis, a rare but fatal complication, can be successfully treated with tissue-type plasminogen activator and monitored by transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography.
AuthorsT M Lee, S H Chu, L C Wang, Y T Lee
JournalThe Annals of thoracic surgery (Ann Thorac Surg) Vol. 59 Issue 2 Pg. 509-11 (Feb 1995) ISSN: 0003-4975 [Print] UNITED STATES
PMID7847977 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Topics
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis (adverse effects)
  • Humans
  • Mitral Valve (ultrasonography)
  • Thrombolytic Therapy
  • Thrombosis (drug therapy, etiology, ultrasonography)

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