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Thrombocytopenia in a patient with a mechanical aortic valve treated with low-molecular-weight heparin

Iwona Gorczyca-Michta, Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2016.0042
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Folia Cardiologica 2016;11(3):233-235.

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Vol 11, No 3 (2016)
Case Reports
Published online: 2016-07-13

Abstract

Thromboembolic complications such as systemic embolization and valve thrombosis are a major complications after mechanical valve replacement; however, the benefit of anticoagulation must be weighed against the risk of bleeding events. The management in a patient with thrombocytopenia and absolute indication for anticoagulation, such as mechanical heart valve, requires individualization of treatment taking into account a very high risk of thromboembolic complications.

Abstract

Thromboembolic complications such as systemic embolization and valve thrombosis are a major complications after mechanical valve replacement; however, the benefit of anticoagulation must be weighed against the risk of bleeding events. The management in a patient with thrombocytopenia and absolute indication for anticoagulation, such as mechanical heart valve, requires individualization of treatment taking into account a very high risk of thromboembolic complications.

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Keywords

thrombocytopenia, mechanical heart valve, thromboembolic complications

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Title

Thrombocytopenia in a patient with a mechanical aortic valve treated with low-molecular-weight heparin

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 11, No 3 (2016)

Pages

233-235

Published online

2016-07-13

DOI

10.5603/FC.2016.0042

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2016;11(3):233-235.

Keywords

thrombocytopenia
mechanical heart valve
thromboembolic complications

Authors

Iwona Gorczyca-Michta
Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon

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