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Successful thrombolytic therapy for stuck mitral mechanical valve.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19618017     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thrombosis of a mechanical prosthetic valve is a serious and fortunately it is a rare complication of cardiac valve replacement. We present a case of prosthetic mechanical valve On-X 31/33 mm thrombosis thrombus size 8 x 14 mm on a mitral position, which was treated with a successful intravenous thrombolytic therapy of streptokinase infusion over 10 hours repeated twice with no complications.
Hamoud Y Obied; Mohammed F Ibrahim; Bendehiba S Latroche; Maya M Mroue
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi medical journal     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0379-5284     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi Med J     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-20     Completed Date:  2009-10-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909441     Medline TA:  Saudi Med J     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  964-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Prince Salman Heart Center, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh 11525, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Fibrinolytic Agents / administration & dosage*
Heart Valve Diseases / etiology*,  ultrasonography
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Infusions, Intravenous
Mitral Valve*
Prosthesis Failure
Streptokinase / administration & dosage*
Thrombolytic Therapy*
Thrombosis / etiology*,  ultrasonography
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fibrinolytic Agents; EC 3.4.-/Streptokinase

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