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Short Communication - Current Trends in Cardiology (2021) Volume 5, Issue 6

The role of thrombolytic therapy in mechanical heart valve thrombosis.

Prosthetic Valve Thrombosis (PVT) is rare but serious complication of prosthetic valve replacement, clinically it can be obstructive or non-obstructive with Thrombolytic Therapy (TT) being increasingly used for obstructive mechanical PVT given its similar efficacy compared with surgery. However, best TT protocol is virtually unknown. In this short communication, I would like to discuss the clinical issues with available evidence on TT in PVT, our study on the role of tenecteplase in the management of O-PVT and clinical questions that need to be addressed in future studies.

Author(s): G. Ravi Kiran

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