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Clinical behavior and evolution of prosthetic heart valve dysfunction. Five years experience.

Author(s): Lázaro E. de la Cruz Avilés | Yanier Coll Muñoz | Dayán García Cuesta

Journal: Revista Cubana de Cardiología y Cirugía Cardiovascular
ISSN 0864-2168

Volume: 17;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 311;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Prosthesis dysfunction | thrombosis | thrombolytic treatment

Patients with cardiac valve replacement have a new illness, due to prosthesis complications, and the anticoagulant therapy. A prospective and observationalstudy was conducted, with 20 patients from Cienfuegos province with diagnosis of prosthetic valve dysfunction between years 2006-2010. Wecollected general data and clinical characteristics, the cause of the prosthetic dysfunction, the treatments, the results and the final evolution during hospitalperiod. Thrombosis was the main cause of prosthetic dysfunction. Thrombolytic treatment in terms of mortality and complications was efficient to resolvethe thrombotic obstruction.
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