Publication Type:

Journal Article


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



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


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.