Successful thrombectomy for thrombosis of aortic composite valve graft in pregnancy

Francesco Alessandrini, Elisabetta Lapenna, Giuseppe Nasso, Michele De Bonis, Gian Federico Possati

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Abstract

Prosthetic heart valve thrombosis in pregnancy is a life-threatening complication whose management remains controversial and particularly difficult because of the additional challenge to save the fetus. Thrombolysis, thrombectomy, or prosthetic replacement are the currently available options. We report the case of a 17-week pregnant patient who was successfully treated by emergency openheart thrombectomy for thrombosis of an aortic composite valve graft. Pregnancy was carried to term and a healthy baby was vaginally delivered 5 months later.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1317-1318
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume75
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2003

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Thrombectomy
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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Successful thrombectomy for thrombosis of aortic composite valve graft in pregnancy. / Alessandrini, Francesco; Lapenna, Elisabetta; Nasso, Giuseppe; De Bonis, Michele; Federico Possati, Gian.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 75, No. 4, 01.04.2003, p. 1317-1318.

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Alessandrini, Francesco ; Lapenna, Elisabetta ; Nasso, Giuseppe ; De Bonis, Michele ; Federico Possati, Gian. / Successful thrombectomy for thrombosis of aortic composite valve graft in pregnancy. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2003 ; Vol. 75, No. 4. pp. 1317-1318.
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