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Thrombosis of a mechanical valve prosthesis late in pregnancy. Case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2431509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A case of acute thrombosis of a mechanical mitral valve prosthesis (Medtronic-Hall) in a 34 weeks pregnant woman is reported. The clinical diagnosis was confirmed by Doppler echocardiography. Emergency surgery was performed starting with a cesarean section to save the fetus, followed by an obstetric hysterectomy. Valve thrombectomy could then be safely carried out. Both, the mother and child could be rescued by this combined intervention and were discharged from the hospital without further complications.
Authors:
J M González-Santos; J L Vallejo; M J Rico; M L González-Santos; R Horno; D García-Dorado
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0171-6425     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  1986 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-01-20     Completed Date:  1987-01-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903387     Medline TA:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  335-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Anticoagulants / administration & dosage
Female
Heart Valve Prosthesis / adverse effects*
Heparin / administration & dosage
Humans
Mitral Valve*
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic / diagnosis,  etiology*
Prosthesis Failure
Thrombocytosis / etiology*
Thrombosis / diagnosis,  etiology*
Ultrasonography
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticoagulants; 9005-49-6/Heparin

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