Thrombus attached to suture materials successfully thrombolysed with low-dose tissue plasminogen activator [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(1): 61-63 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2014.28227

Thrombus attached to suture materials successfully thrombolysed with low-dose tissue plasminogen activator

Macit Kalçık, Ozan Mustafa Gürsoy, Süleyman Karakoyun, Mehmet Özkan
Department of Cardiology, Kartal Koşuyolu Heart Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul

Mechanical prosthetic heart valve thrombosis is one of the most common complications of valve surgery. We herein describe an unusual clinical vignette. A 60-yearold man who underwent prosthetic mitral valve reoperation suffered from nonobstructive thrombus attached to the elongated suture materials in the postoperative sixth month. The thrombus was precisely depicted by two- and three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography and was successfully lysed with low-dose slow infusion of tissue plasminogen activator after failed heparin treatment.

Keywords: Echocardiography, three-dimensional/methods, echocardiography, transesophageal, heart valve prosthesis; sutures

How to cite this article
Macit Kalçık, Ozan Mustafa Gürsoy, Süleyman Karakoyun, Mehmet Özkan. Thrombus attached to suture materials successfully thrombolysed with low-dose tissue plasminogen activator. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(1): 61-63

Corresponding Author: Ozan Mustafa Gürsoy, Türkiye
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