Embolies peripheriques multiples suite a la thrombose d'une prothese aortique de St-Jude medical. [Multiple peripheral emboli resulting from thrombosis of a St. Jude aortic valve prosthesis]

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serval:BIB_AD4B19E588F6
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
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Publications
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Title
Embolies peripheriques multiples suite a la thrombose d'une prothese aortique de St-Jude medical. [Multiple peripheral emboli resulting from thrombosis of a St. Jude aortic valve prosthesis]
Journal
Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift
Author(s)
Goy  J. J., Stumpe  F., Kappenberger  L., Sadeghi  H.
ISSN
0036-7672 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
05/1987
Volume
117
Number
21
Pages
801-3
Notes
Case Reports
English Abstract
Journal Article --- Old month value: May 23
Abstract
Although thrombosis of St. Jude valve prosthesis is rare, we report a case of multiple thromboembolism in a patient who had stopped anticoagulant therapy. The consequences were very severe since two abdominal operations (colonic resection) were necessary. Since the patient was not compliant with anticoagulant therapy, aortic valve replacement was performed and a biologic valve implanted. The postoperative phase was long but the patient left the hospital after two months' treatment. This case again demonstrates the importance of anticoagulant therapy in patients with a prosthetic heart valve. Addition of dipyridamole diminished the risk of thromboembolic accident and should be added to the anticoagulant regimen.
Keywords
Anticoagulants/therapeutic use Aortic Valve Insufficiency/surgery Heart Valve Prosthesis/*adverse effects Humans Male Middle Aged Patient Compliance Postoperative Complications/etiology/surgery Thromboembolism/*etiology/prevention & control/surgery
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Web of science
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