Thrombolysis for Left-Sided Prosthetic Valve Thrombosis: Short- and Long-Term Outcomes.

BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Emergency valve replacement has long been the treatment of choice in left-sided prosthetic valve thrombosis (PVT) for critically ill patients in NYHA classes III-IV. Thrombolytic therapy is recommended for NYHA class I/II patients with a small thrombotic burden. METHODS: The results of thrombolytic therapy to treat left… CONTINUE READING