Thrombosis of a St. Jude Medical tricuspid prosthesis. Case report

T. E. Bowen, T. B. Tri, Dale Wortham

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Abstract

Thrombosis of both valve leaflets of a St. Jude Medical tricuspid cardiac prosthesis, resulting in valvular dysfunction, was detected by systolic and diastolic tricuspid murmurs and confirmed by M-mode and two-dimensional echocardiograms. Thrombus formation at both hinge points of the bileaflet valve caused one leaflet to stick in the nearly closed position and the other to have severely impeded motion. Thrombotic involvement of both valve leaflets, not previously reported, occurred in a 17-year-old boy who has undergone six prosthetic cardiac valvular replacements in the past 2 years. Failure to achieve adequate anticoagulation in the early postoperative period appears to be related to the thrombosis in this case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-262
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume82
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Prostheses and Implants
Thrombosis
Heart Murmurs
Postoperative Period

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Thrombosis of a St. Jude Medical tricuspid prosthesis. Case report. / Bowen, T. E.; Tri, T. B.; Wortham, Dale.

In: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol. 82, No. 2, 1981, p. 257-262.

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