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Complementary role of different imaging modalities in the diagnosis of concurrent obstructive aortic and mitral prosthetic valves thrombosis [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. Ahead of Print: TKDA-55013 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2019.55013

Complementary role of different imaging modalities in the diagnosis of concurrent obstructive aortic and mitral prosthetic valves thrombosis

Ahmet Güner, Mehmet Aytürk, Semih Kalkan, Abdülkadir Uslu, Mehmet Özkan
Kosuyolu Kartal Heart Training and Research Hopital, Istanbul, Turkey

Prosthetic valve thrombosis (PVT) is a life-threatening valve dysfunction. In asymptomatic cases and certain symptomatic patients with PVT, the so-called first-line imaging tool, the transthoracic echocardiography, may remain inconclusive in terms of demonstrating thrombus which is mandatory for selecting the proper treatment option. Hence, differential diagnosis based on clinical presentation may be challenging, and multimodality imaging, including echocardiography, cine fluoroscopy, and cardiac computed tomography is usually required for the distinction between PVT and other prosthesis-related pathologies, such as pannus, vegetation, and prosthesis-patient mismatch.

Keywords: Mechanical prosthetic valves, echocardiography, thrombolysis, cardiac surgery

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Corresponding Author: Ahmet Güner, Türkiye
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