Is it open or is it closed? Thrombosis of a St. Jude's tricuspid valve prosthesis.


A 49-year-old woman with mitral and tricuspid mechanical valve prostheses developed marked weight gain with increasing abdominal girth and facial plethora 4 weeks after anticoagulation was temporarily interrupted for abdominal surgery. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography documented severe tricuspid stenosis and regurgitation. The two discs of… (More)


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