Thrombolysis for prosthetic valve thrombosis: indications and results.

  title={Thrombolysis for prosthetic valve thrombosis: indications and results.},
  author={Attilio Renzulli and Nicola Vitale and Aurelio Caruso and Giovanni Dialetto and Leonardo De Luca and Tupputi Schinosa and Maurizio Cotrufo},
  journal={The Journal of heart valve disease},
  volume={6 2},
BACKGROUND AND AIMS OF THE STUDY Prosthetic valve obstruction is caused by thrombi or fibrous tissue overgrowth, or both; thrombolysis avoids reoperation-related risks, but is effective only on clots. Hence, the study aims were to: (i) further assess our indication criteria for thrombolysis in prosthetic valve thrombosis; and (ii) evaluate treatment and follow up in a large patient population. METHODS Between January 1991 and January 1994, 20 cases of prosthetic thrombosis were treated with… CONTINUE READING