Acute coronary syndrome in two patients with mechanical valve prostheses

Kaya D., Alp A., Elbi H., Kupelioglu A., Ozdogan O.

Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, vol.23, no.2, pp.215-218, 2015 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0218492313503573
  • Journal Name: Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-218
  • Keywords: Acute coronary syndrome, Anticoagulants, Coronary thrombosis, Heart valve diseases, Heart valve prosthesis implantation
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


© The Author(s) 2013 Reprints and permissions: report 2 similar cases of embolic myocardial infarction due to thrombus on a mechanical prosthesis despite anticoagulation therapy. In our first case, aspiration of the thrombus was performed successfully. Our second patient was given medical treatment with target international normalized ratio values between 3.5 and 4.0.