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JOURNAL OF MEDICAL CASE REPORTS

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Successful thrombolysis of a thrombosed prosthetic mitral valve using a synthetic tissue plasminogen activator: a case report Nael Al-Sarraf 1 * , Fahad Al-Shammari 1, Jamal Al-Fadhli 1, Emad Al-Shawaf 2 Introduction: Prosthetic valve thrombosis is a rare but life-threatening condition that requires careful evaluation and prompt treatment. While surgical intervention remains the gold standard, thrombolytic therapy is now emerging as a potential substitute. Various thrombolytic treatments including streptokinase, urokinase and recombinant tissue plasminogen activators have been reported with variable success rates. However, the data on the use of tenecteplase (a synthetic tissue plasminogen activator) is limited

Year: 2013
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