Fifteen years survival without anticoagulation after mechanical tricuspid valve replacement: a case report


Cicekcioglu F., Temurturkan M., Parlar A. İ. , Babaroglu S., Aksoyek A., Tutun U., ...More

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.18, no.4, pp.327-329, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.327-329

Abstract

Isolated tricuspid valve replacement is not a common operation and the choice between mechanical and biologic prostheses remains controversial. When mechanical prosthesis are used, anticoagulant therapy is mandatory. In this article, we report a 21-years-old female patient who survived 15-years without anticoagulation following tricuspid valve replacement with a Bjork-Shiley prosthesis. Ultimately the mechanical valve was stuck and we replaced the tricuspid valve with a St. Jude Medical trileaflet bioprosthesis.