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Stuck mechanical valve in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19017016     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mechanical heart valve thrombosis during pregnancy is a challenging condition. We present a pregnant patient with stuck mechanical mitral valve. During the 36th week of pregnancy, she was admitted to our emergency clinic because of aggravated dyspnea, tachypnea, and cyanosis. Echocardiography revealed stuck mechanical valve in mitral position and she was diagnosed with acute left ventricular heart failure due to mechanical valve thrombosis. Reoperative mitral valve replacement was performed in emergency conditions immediately following Cesarean section. She and her baby were discharged 11 days after surgery without complications.
Askin A Korkmaz; Murat Yuce; Feride Korkmaz; Fisun Gulcan; Mustafa Guden
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1540-8191     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:    2008 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-21     Completed Date:  2009-04-01     Revised Date:  2010-05-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  790-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sema Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Thrombosis / etiology*,  surgery
Heart Failure / etiology*,  surgery
Heart Valve Prosthesis / adverse effects*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / complications,  pathology,  surgery*
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / diagnosis*,  surgery
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / diagnosis*,  etiology,  surgery
Comment In:
J Card Surg. 2010 Mar;25(2):206   [PMID:  19549042 ]

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