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Complementary role of different imaging modalities in the diagnosis of concurrent obstructive aortic and mitral prosthetic valve thrombosis [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2020; 48(5): 539-544 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2019.55013

Complementary role of different imaging modalities in the diagnosis of concurrent obstructive aortic and mitral prosthetic valve thrombosis

Ahmet Güner1, Mehmet Aytürk2, Semih Kalkan2, Abdülkadir Uslu2, Mehmet Özkan2
1Department of Cardiology, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Kartal Koşuyolu High Speciality Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

Prosthetic valve thrombosis (PVT) is a life-threatening valve dysfunction. In asymptomatic cases, as well as certain symptomatic patients with PVT, the results of the first-line imaging tool, transthoracic echocardiography, may be inconclusive in terms of illustrating the thrombus, which is necessary in order to select the proper treatment option. Hence, a differential diagnosis based on clinical presentation may be challenging, and multimodality imaging, including echocardiography, cine fluoroscopy, and cardiac computed tomography, is usually required to distinguish between PVT and other prosthesis-related pathologies, such as pannus, vegetation, and prosthesis-patient mismatch.

Keywords: Cardiac surgery, echocardiography; mechanical prosthetic valves; thrombolysis.

How to cite this article
Ahmet Güner, Mehmet Aytürk, Semih Kalkan, Abdülkadir Uslu, Mehmet Özkan. Complementary role of different imaging modalities in the diagnosis of concurrent obstructive aortic and mitral prosthetic valve thrombosis. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2020; 48(5): 539-544

Corresponding Author: Ahmet Güner, Türkiye
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