[Anticoagulation in pregnant women with prosthetic heart valve--a new approach for therapy].

The treatment of women in childbearing age with a mechanical heart valve is a challenge for the medical staff. Warfarin (Coumadin) is considered to be a safe and effective anticoagulant for patients with prosthetic heart valves. However, treatment during pregnancy poses many difficulties, especially during the first trimester, due to its ability to cross… CONTINUE READING