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Prosthetic heart valves in third world countries

D Agrawal, S Dubey, B Saket, M Bhargava, N Mehta, S S Lohchab, D K Satsangi, M Nigam, B K Gupta, S K Khanna
In order to clarify the role of thrombolytic therapy for treatment of prosthetic valve thrombosis, all cases admitted in the intensive care unit (ICU), between March 1987 and March 1997 with the diagnosis of prosthetic valve thrombosis and treated with streptokinase, were analysed. In total, 42 patients with clinical and echocardiographic evidence of left side tilting disc prosthetic valve thrombosis were treated. All the patients had only mitral valve prosthesis involvement. Streptokinase was administered as a bolus of 2...
July 1997: Indian Heart Journal
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