A rare case of spontaneous rectus sheath haematoma in a patient with mechanical prosthetic aortic and mitral valves.


Every year nearly 300 000 patients have heart valve operations and mostly prosthetic valves are inserted. Coumadin is the mainstay of therapy in these individuals but it has many side effects, mostly related to its anticoagulant effect. Rectus sheath haematoma (RSH) is a rare complication of abdominal trauma, surgery and excessive strain, however… (More)
DOI: 10.5830/CVJA-2011-070