Thrombolytic therapy for late thrombosis of a bioprosthetic mitral valve: Atypical diagnostic echocardiographic features and a review of the literature

Zachary Laksman, Garvan C. Kane, Joseph G. Murphy

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Bioprosthetic valves are generally considered to carry a low risk of valve thrombosis, obviating the need for long-term anticoagulation in most patients. Few reports exist of the diagnostic characteristics and management of bioprosthetic valve thrombosis. Herein is presented a case of critical bioprosthetic mitral valve thrombosis in which successful clinical and hemodynamic resolution was achieved with intravenous thrombolysis. A current review of the bioprosthetic valve thrombosis literature is also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)670-673
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Heart Valve Disease
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2008


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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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