ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Management of Intracranial Bleeding in Patients With Mechanical Heart Valves: Three Case Reports and a Study of the Literature
Nazmiye Selçuk Kapısız 1, Fahri Kapısız 1, Ertan Yücel 1, Melahat Toker 1, Orhan Veli Doğan 2
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Ankara
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara Yıdırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Ankara
Pages : 169-174


In this study, we examined the approachto intracranial bleeding in patients with mechanical heart valves. Three patients with mechanical heart valves and intracranial hemorrhage were included in the study. We discussed the therapeutic approach to these patients and reviewed the literature on the treatment of intracranial bleeding in patients on oral anticoagulation with prosthetic heart valves.

Keywords : Intracranial hemorrhage; mechanical heart valves; thromboembolism
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