Obstructed prosthetic valve thrombosis of a pure carbon bi-leaflet aortic valve.

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Obstruction of a prosthetic valve is a severe complication and can result in congestive heart failure or cardiac shock. We present an extremely rare case of obstructed prosthetic aortic valve thrombosis of a pure pyrolytic carbon valve. The patient was successfully treated with complete surgical thrombectomy. 

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