Posts Tagged ‘prosthetic valve’

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May 27th, 2014

Choosing a Prosthetic Valve: What Do You Say to Your Patient?

In this scenario based on prosthetic valve choice, Harlan Krumholz asks, “What do you say to your patient?”


July 15th, 2013

No Mortality Benefit for Surgery in Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis

In the first five years after valve replacement approximately 3-6% of patients will develop prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE). These patients are much more likely to die. Now a large observational study — the first of its type — has found that surgery is no better than medical therapy in reducing mortality in these patients. The report from the ICE-PCD […]


July 11th, 2013

Thrombolytic Therapy for Prosthetic Valve Thrombosis in Pregnant Women?

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Mehmet Özkan discusses his research group’s study of low-dose, slow-infusion t-PA in pregnant women with prosthetic valve thrombosis. Patricia Casais, a coauthor of the official editorial on the study, also offers her perspective.