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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 176-179

The nightmare of obstructive mechanical valve thrombosis: What is the optimal care?


Department of Cardiology, Mohammed VI University Hospital, Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Mohammed First of Oujda, Oujda, Morocco

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Dr. Jamal EL Ouazzani
Department of Cardiology, Mohammed VI University Hospital, Laboratory of Epidemiology and public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Mohammed First of Oujda, 60049 Oujda
Morocco
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DOI: 10.4103/IJCA.IJCA_15_20

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Obstructive mechanical valve thrombosis is a rare and serious disease. Despite therapeutic progress, mortality remains high, and the choice between surgery and thrombolytic therapy remains controversial. We report the case of a 46-year-old woman admitted to the emergency department for obstructive mitral mechanical valve thrombosis successfully thrombolyzed by the recombinant tissue plasminogen activator. Through this case, we would like to discuss the different therapeutic options, and why fibrinolysis was our choice for this particular patient.


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