ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Fifteen years survival without anticoagulation after mechanical tricuspid valve replacement: a case report
Ferit Çiçekçioğlu, Mehtap Temurtürkan, Ali İhsan Parlar, Seyhan Babaroğlu, Ayşen Aksöyek, Ufuk Tütün, Ahmet Tulga Ulus, Salih Fehmi Katırcıoğlu
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara
Isolated tricuspid valve replacement is not a common operation and the choice between mechanical and biologic prostheses remains controversial. When mechanical prosthesis are used, anticoagulant therapy is mandatory. In this article, we report a 21-years-old female patient who survived 15-years without anticoagulation following tricuspid valve replacement with a Björk-Shiley prosthesis. Ultimately the mechanical valve was stuck and we replaced the tricuspid valve with a St. Jude Medical trileaflet bioprosthesis.
Keywords : Cardiac surgical procedures; heart valve prosthesis; prosthesis failure; tricuspid valve
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