An unusual thrombolytic therapy decision in prosthetic valve thrombosis during early pregnancy [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2015; 43(6): 554-557 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2015.68327

An unusual thrombolytic therapy decision in prosthetic valve thrombosis during early pregnancy

Erkan Köklü, İsa Öner Yüksel, Zehra Erkal, Selçuk Küçükseymen, Şakir Arslan
Department Of Cardiology, Antalya Education And Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey

Pregnancy is among the risk factors for mechanical valve thrombosis, and even though thrombolytic therapy is contraindicated during pregnancy, it may be used in the treatment of this life-threatening complication. This case report describes a pregnant patient, whose echocardiogram showed evident gradient increase on her mechanical prosthetic mitral valve, and who was treated successfully with tissue plasminogen activator for mechanical valve thrombosis.

Keywords: Echocardiography, heart valve prosthesis, pregnancy, thrombolysis; thrombosis







How to cite this article
Erkan Köklü, İsa Öner Yüksel, Zehra Erkal, Selçuk Küçükseymen, Şakir Arslan. An unusual thrombolytic therapy decision in prosthetic valve thrombosis during early pregnancy. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2015; 43(6): 554-557

Corresponding Author: Selçuk Küçükseymen, Türkiye
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