Thrombosis of mechanical valve prosthesis in patient with recent Caesarean delivery


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Abstract

We present a case of a mechanical mitral valve thrombosis in a 37-year-old woman occurred 2 days after a Caesarean delivery. The patient stopped warfarin and initiated low-molecular-weight heparin 1 week before the programmed delivery. Subsequently the diagnosis of thrombosis, heparin infusion was started however unsuccessfully and eventually patient was referred for cardiac surgery.

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