A patient who developed thrombosis on a Bjork-Shiley aortic valve prosthesis is reported. The patient presented with severe angina pectoris and the main physical findings were absence of the closing click of the prosthetic valve and the presence of systolic and diastolic aortic murmurs. Echocardiography showed early closure of the mitral valve and depressed left ventricular function. An emergency operation was performed and the clot was removed. The patient's recovery was uneventful and he is well one year after surgery. Awareness of the possibility of valve thrombosis is necessary in view of the need for emergency surgical treatment. The literature on the subject is reviewed.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Israel Journal of Medical Sciences|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1977|
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