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Korean Circ J. 2006 May;36(5):400-403. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2006.36.5.400
Yang JH , Kim SH , Cho SJ , Kim JK , Lee SC , Park KH , Park SW .
Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. swpark@smc.samsung.co.kr
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Prosthetic valve thrombosis (PVT) can be a life-threatening complication that requires immediate treatment. This is a case report on repeated thrombolytic therapy for thrombosis of a prosthetic tricuspid valve. After repeated urokinase therapy, mechanical clicks were audible and the hemodynamics of the patient rapidly improved. Echocardiography showed the disappearance of thrombi and a normalized pressure gradient. Cine-fluoroscopy showed a well-functioning prosthetic valve.

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