Management of an acute ischemic stroke during thrombolytic treatment in a pregnant patient with prosthetic valve thrombosis
Gürsoy, Mustafa Ozan
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CitationKalçık, M., Yesin, M., Bayam, E., Gürsoy, M. O., Güner, A., Gündüz, S., Özkan, M. (2017). Management of an acute ischemic stroke during thrombolytic treatment in a pregnant patient with prosthetic valve thrombosis. Interventional Medicine and Applied Science, 9(3), 150-153.
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 is associated with very high maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity in these patients. Acute ischemic stroke may rarely occur during TT for PVT. Here, we present a pregnant patient who was complicated with cerebral thromboembolism during TT for PVT and successfully managed with continuation of TT. © 2017 The Author(s).