Dual prosthetic heart valve presented with chest pain: a case report of coronary thromboembolism.


Journal Article

Coronary embolism from a prosthetic heart valve is a rare but remarkable cause of acute coronary syndrome. There is no definite management of an entity like this. Here we report a case of 54-year-old male with a history of rheumatic heart disease with dual prosthetic heart valve and atrial fibrillation who developed chest pain from acute myocardial infarction. The laboratory values showed inadequate anticoagulation. Cardiac catheterization and thrombectomy with the aspiration catheter were chosen to be the treatment for this patient, and it showed satisfactory outcome.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wongrakpanich, S; Thamcharoen, N; Chongsathidkiet, P; Siwamogsatham, S

Published Date

  • January 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2015 /

Start / End Page

  • 895473 -

PubMed ID

  • 25785203

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25785203

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2090-6412

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2090-6404

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1155/2015/895473


  • eng