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You are here: Contents > 2015 > Volume 24 Number 3 May 2015 > VALVE REPLACEMENT AND PREGNANCY > Management of Prosthetic Thrombosis During Pregnancy: Importance of a Multidisciplinary Approach

Management of Prosthetic Thrombosis During Pregnancy: Importance of a Multidisciplinary Approach

Michele Celiento1, Maurizio Levantino1, Vito Cela2, Roberto Cioni3, Fabio Guarracino4, Uberto Bortolotti1

Divisions of 1Cardiac Surgery, 2Gynecology, 3Interventional Radiology and 4Anesthesiology, University Hospital of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

A 40-year-old female of African origin presented in the 32nd week of her second pregnancy with thrombosis of a bileaflet mechanical prosthesis implanted in the mitral position. After

an emergency cesarean section, she was successfully treated by means of a multidisciplinary approach.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2015;24:376-378

Management of Prosthetic Thrombosis During Pregnancy: Importance of a Multidisciplinary Approach

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