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Cases Journal

, 1:196

First Online: 30 September 2008Received: 02 August 2008Accepted: 30 September 2008DOI: 10.1186-1757-1626-1-196

Cite this article as: Umesh, G., Verma, S. & Jasvinder, K. Cases Journal 2008 1: 196. doi:10.1186-1757-1626-1-196

Abstract

BackgroundPatients with prosthetic heart valves are a challenge to any anesthesiologist due to the risk of infective endocarditis, bleeding and thrombosis.

Case presentationWe present anesthetic management of a 58-year-old Indian lady with a prosthetic mechanical heart valve who underwent hemireplacement arthroplasty.

ConclusionPatients with prosthetic heart valves, especially those with the mechanical valves are prone for thrombosis and resultant complications if anticoagulation is not maintained properly. However, when they are scheduled for major surgery, they can be best managed by normalising the coagulation profile immediately prior to surgery and restarting the anticoagulation as early as possible.

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Author: Goneppanavar Umesh - Swati Verma - Kaur Jasvinder

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