BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr.10.2011.5002
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Thrombosed prosthetic mitral valve

  1. Gautam Balakrishnan3
  1. 1Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai, India
  2. 2Cardiology Department, Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai, India
  3. 3Internal Medicine Department, Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Komarakshi Balakrishnan, krbalakrishnan{at}


A 29-year-old woman presented with pulmonary oedema and low cardiac output. Her mitral valve was replaced 20 years back with a Sorin mechanical valve. She had stopped anticoagulants a month back on her own for excessive menstrual bleeding. Echo showed a gradient of 26 mm Hg …

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