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The role of protein Z and protein Z-dependent protease ınhibitor polymorphisms in the development of prosthetic heart valve thrombosis
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Protein Z (PZ) is a vitamin K-dependent factor that is synthesized mainly by the liver. It acts as an activator of serpin, the protein Z-dependent inhibitor (ZPI), which inhibits factor Xa. ...
Intermittent malfunction and regurgitation of a mitral prosthetic valve due to entrapment by a residual subvalvular apparatus
(Blackwell Publishing Inc., 2018)
Intermittent malfunction is a rare but potentially serious complication of prosthetic heart valve (PHV) replacement. It may be observed in both mitral and aortic valve prosthesis and may lead to either paroxysmal obstruction ...
Management of an acute ischemic stroke during thrombolytic treatment in a pregnant patient with prosthetic valve thrombosis
(Akademiai Kiado Rt., 2017)
Prosthetic valve thrombosis (PVT) is a life-threatening complication in pregnant women with mechanical prosthetic heart valves. Thrombolytic therapy (TT) has evolved as an effective treatment alternative to surgery, which ...
How to perform and manage low-dose and slow/ultra-slow tissue type plasminogen activator infusion regimens in patients with prosthetic valve thrombosis
(Springer New York LLC, 2018)
Over the last two decades, thrombolytic therapy (TT) has become an alternative to surgery as a first-line therapy in patients with thrombosed mechanical valves [1, 2, 3]. In TROIA Trial, low dose (25 mg)—slow infusion (6 ...
Recently introduced thrombolytic therapy regimens have been sufficiently effective and safer in patients with prosthetic valve thrombosis
(Elsevier Ltd, 2019)
To the Editor, We have read with great interest the article by Araiza-Garaygordobil et al. entitled “Thrombolytic treatment for acute prosthetic valve thrombosis: Is it better than surgery?” . The authors reported a ...
Type I brugada pattern associated with diabetic ketoacidosis in a patient with type II diabetes mellitus
(Turkish Society of Cardiology, 2019)
A 42-year old male with known insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and otherwise unremarkable medical history presented with nausea, vomiting, and atypical chest pain for 2 days. His initial vital signs were remarkable for ...
Complementary role of cardiac computed tomography to transesophageal echocardiography in the evaluation of prosthetic valve dysfunction
(Elsevier Ireland Ltd, 2017)
Dear Editor, We have read with great interest the article by Suh et al. describingtheadded value of cardiaccomputed tomography(CT) in theevaluationof pannus overgrowth on mechanical prosthetic valves. Cardiac CThas a ...
Fundamental role of echocardiographic evaluation in the diagnosis of prosthetic valve endocarditis
(Blackwell Publishing Inc., 2019)
We have recently read with great interest the article by Carneiro et al entitled “Fungal prosthetic aortic valve endocarditis and endarteritis: An unusual cause of aortic root vegetations”.1 The authors reported a case of ...
Oscillating left atrial appendage in a massive pericardial effusion due to severe paravalvular leakage after mitral valve replacement
(Taylor and Francis Ltd., 2017)
A 36-year-old female patient was referred to our hospital with a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) that had occurred three days before and with progressive dyspnoea for about one week.
Management of prosthetic valve thrombosis concomitant with coronary embolism
(NLM (Medline), 2019)
We have recently read with great interest the article by Olcay (1) published in Anatol J Cardiol 2018; 20: 365-7. We appreciate the author for his report describing the concomitant left main coronary artery and mitral ...