Diagnosis by intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography of acute thrombosis of mechanical aortic valve prosthesis associated with the use of biological glue.

@article{Gillham2001DiagnosisBI,
  title={Diagnosis by intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography of acute thrombosis of mechanical aortic valve prosthesis associated with the use of biological glue.},
  author={M J Gillham and Claude P Tousignant},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2001},
  volume={92 5},
  pages={1123-5}
}
Mechanical aortic valve thrombosis is an uncommon complication of valve replacement. Inadequate anticoagulation is observed in 45% of patients presenting with this complication and it occurs as close as 15 days postoperation (1). Failure to wean from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) after aortic valve replacement may be because of a multitude of pathologies. We present a case where easy access to transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) allowed a rapid diagnosis of acute mechanical aortic valve… CONTINUE READING