ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
EVALUATION OF THREE DIFFERENT CASES WHO HAD MECHANIC HEART VALVE REPLACEMENT AND SURVIVING WITHHOUT ANTICOAGULANT THERAPY OVER TWENTY YEARS
Alper UZUN, Kerim ÇAĞLI, Mahmut ULAŞ, Erol ŞENER, Oğuz TAŞDEMİR
Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Hastanesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, Ankara
Three different patients aged between 45 and 56 years underwent mechanic heart valve replacement in aortic or mitral position with different types of mechanic heart valves in our clinic. Meanwhile patients were not continued routine controls and dial not take anticoagulant therapy. Lastly they admitted to our outpatients clinic with non-cardiac complaints. In echocardiographic and cinefloroscopic examination functions of mechanical heart valves were normal in all. And blood tests for coagulative functions were also in normal ranges in all too.
Keywords : Björk-Shiley, Star Edwards, Lillehei Kaster,Anticoagulant Therapy
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