Bioprosthetic mitral valve thrombosis complicating antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, successfully treated with thrombolysis

Mohammed A. Chamsi-Pasha, Tareq Alyousef, Samer Sayyed

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Abstract

The incidence of bioprosthetic valve thrombosis and related embolic complications is extremely rare, obviating the need for long-term anticoagulation. As a result, experience in the diagnosis and treatment of bioprosthetic valve thrombosis is fairly limited. We report the first case of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome presenting as bioprosthetic mitral valve thrombosis, 15 months after valve replacement, and successfully treated with thrombolytic therapy. (Echocardiography 2014;31:E278-E281).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E278-E281
JournalEchocardiography
Volume31
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Anticoagulation
  • Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome
  • Bioprosthetic valve thrombosis
  • Thrombolytics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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