Thrombolytic treatment of acute thrombotic obstruction with disk valve prostheses: experience with 26 cases.


Twenty-eight episodes of prosthetic valve thrombosis occurred in 26 patients, and all were treated by thrombolytic drugs. The treatment consisted of UK (4500 IU/kg/hr for 12 hours) or SK (2,000,000 IU over 10 hours). The results were followed clinically and in the laboratory and by the same methods that are used for the diagnosis (echocardiography… (More)


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