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Successful mitral valve replacement in a young pregnant patient

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Pregnancy in women with mechanical prosthetic heart valves is associated with an increased risk of maternal and fetal complications. Managing of the anticoagulation of these patients is very important for life saving of mother and fetus. Unfortunately, throm- boembolic complications in some pregnant women with mechanical mitral valve can be seen. Herein, we present urgent mechanical mitral valve replacement in a 27 year old pregnant woman due to stuck mecha- nical valve.

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Dogan, O. , Cakir, H. , Ozkara, C. and Erciyes, A. (2012) Successful mitral valve replacement in a young pregnant patient. World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases, 2, 151-154. doi: 10.4236/wjcd.2012.23025.

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