Title

Late Failure of Prosthetic Heart Valve

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1982

Abstract

A 20-year-old woman developed late thrombosis of a 22 mm Lillehei-Kaster mitral valve prosthesis. Despite adequate anticoagulation measures, clinical detection of significant dysfunction of this particular prosthesis is difficult because of the absence of distinctive opening and closing sounds and the radiolucent character of the disc. Early diagnostic catheterization may be warranted.

PMCID

PMC2561385