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Gheibi S, Farsavian A, Nabati M, Eslami G. Successful Use of Two Thrombolytic Drugs in Prosthetic Mitral and Aortic Valve Thrombosis. Pharm Biomed Res. 2019; 5 (4) :69-74
URL: http://pbr.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-271-en.html
1- Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Cardiovascular Research Center, School of Pharmacy, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
2- Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine Cardiovascular, Research Center, Sari Fatemeh Zahra Hospital, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
Abstract:   (1076 Views)
Introduction: Prosthetic valve thrombosis is a rare and severe complication of valve replacement, most often encountered with a mechanical prosthesis. The significant morbidity and mortality associated with this condition warrant rapid diagnostic evaluation. Although surgery is the first-line therapy in symptomatic obstructive mechanical valve thrombosis, thrombolytic therapy has been used as an alternative. 
Case Description: In this case report, we describe a 46-year-old man with a history of the mitral valve and aortic valve replacement 2 years ago. In echocardiography, we detected a mobile mass on the atrial side of the mitral valve prosthesis and a fixed one on the leaflet of the mechanical aortic valve with a high gradient. To save his life, we used double thrombolytic therapy considering the patient’s hemodynamic situation and the risk of bleeding. Although a routine dose of reteplase and streptokinase was considered, we administered these two thrombolytic drugs together within 72 hours. 
Conclucsion: Ultimately we succeeded with this method without any significant or life-threatening adverse effects, and the patient was discharged after an optimal anticoagulation therapy.
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