Is the Use of Low Molecular Weight Heparin a Rational Choice During Pregnancy in Patients With Mechanical Heart Valve: A Report of Three Cases [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. Ahead of Print: TKDA-83364 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2018.83364

Is the Use of Low Molecular Weight Heparin a Rational Choice During Pregnancy in Patients With Mechanical Heart Valve: A Report of Three Cases

Ahmet Güner, Emrah Bayam, Semih Kalkan, Sabahattin Gündüz, Mehmet Özkan
Kosuyolu Kartal Heart Traning And Research Hospital

Pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of valve thrombosis in patients with mechanical prosthetic heart valve. Low molecular weight heparin with regular anti factor Xa assessment is a recommended treatment modality for these patients. Here, we present three cases on therapy with LMWH during pregnancy. Even, under frequent anti factor Xa monitorization, not suprisingly, all of them developed prosthetic valve thrombosis.

Keywords: mechanical heart valve, prosthetic valve thrombosis, low molecular weight heparin

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Corresponding Author: Ahmet Güner, Türkiye
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