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You are here: Contents > 2013 > Volume 22 Number 6 November 2013 > CASE REPORT > Use of Tenecteplase in Recurrent Prosthetic Valve Thrombosis

Use of Tenecteplase in Recurrent Prosthetic Valve Thrombosis

Vuppaladadhiam Hariram1, Nuthi Prashanthi Sharma2

Departments of 1Cardiology and 2Clinical Research, Usha Mullapudi Cardiac Center, Hyderabad, India

Prosthetic valve thrombosis (PVT) is a serious complication of mechanical prosthetic heart valves, the available treatment options for which are either thrombolytic therapy or surgery. In patients who have already received

streptokinase to treat a previous episode of PVT, the therapeutic options are limited. Herein, the case is reported of an elderly female patient with a second episode of PVT treated successfully with tenecteplase.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2013;22:872-873


Use of Tenecteplase in Recurrent Prosthetic Valve Thrombosis

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