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Prosthetic heart valve thrombosis in pregnancy

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences

Publisher : Kerala Heart Journal,

Source : Kerala Heart Journal, Volume 6, Issue 2 (2016)

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Keywords : Anticoagulation for PHV in Pregnancy, Prosthetic Valve Thrombosis, Surgical management for PHV thrombosis

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Center : Amrita Institute of Medical Science

Department : C. V. T. S, Medical Education

Verified : Yes

Year : 2016

Abstract : Effective anticoagulation is critical in patients with prosthetic heart valve [PHV], but remains challenging in pregnancy because both oral anticoagulation and heparin are associated with important fetal and maternal risks. Herein we report a case of 23-year-old pregnant woman presented with PHV thrombosis during late second trimester and complicated by Immune mediated thrombocytopenia.She underwent Redo MVR [25mm CE Perimount Plus Pericardial Bioprosthetic valve] + LSCS. Peri operatively she was managed with Platelet transfusions/ Immunoglobulins/ Steroid pulse therapy and recovered well.

Cite this Research Publication : Rajesh Jose, Dr. Praveen Varma, and Agarwal, G., “Prosthetic heart valve thrombosis in pregnancy”, Kerala Heart Journal, vol. 6, no. 2, 2016.

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