Role of anticardiolipin antibodies in the pathogenesis of prosthetic valve thrombosis An observational study


AYKAN A. Ç. , Gokdeniz T., KALÇIK M., ASTARCIOĞLU M. A. , GÜNDÜZ S., KARAKOYUN S., ...More

HERZ, vol.40, no.3, pp.528-533, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00059-013-4038-1
  • Title of Journal : HERZ
  • Page Numbers: pp.528-533

Abstract

Background. Prosthetic valve thrombosis (PVT) is serious complication of valvular replacement surgery, and increased levels of anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL) are associated with thrombosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of aCL in the development of PVT.