Successful management of left main coronary artery thrombus with intracoronary thrombolysis [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(5): 475-477 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2014.93213

Successful management of left main coronary artery thrombus with intracoronary thrombolysis

Ufuk Gürkan, Mustafa Adem Tatlısu, Emre Aruğaslan, Osman Bolca
Deparment of Cardiology, Dr. Siyami Ersek Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul

The management of valvular heart diseases with mechanical valves has been performed for several years. Warfarin has been used in patients with mechanical heart valves to protect against thromboembolic complications; nevertheless, in these patients, thromboembolic event rates range from 0.5% to 1.7%. Acute occlusive embolism to the coronary arteries due to a mechanical valve is an uncommon occurrence. In this report, we present a case of a left coronary system occlusion due to thrombus embolization from a prosthetic aortic valve, which was successfully treated by thrombolytic therapy.

Keywords: Acute myocardial infarction, aortic valve, mechanical; thrombolytic therapy/methods.

How to cite this article
Ufuk Gürkan, Mustafa Adem Tatlısu, Emre Aruğaslan, Osman Bolca. Successful management of left main coronary artery thrombus with intracoronary thrombolysis. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(5): 475-477

Corresponding Author: Ufuk Gürkan, Türkiye
© Copyright 2018 Archives of the Turkish Society of Cardiology
LookUs & Online Makale