Case Report

Cesarean Delivery in patient with thrombosis on prosthetic mitral valve and postoperative thrombolytic treatment


  • Ayşe Güler
  • Zehra Kurdoğlu
  • Mustafa Tuncer
  • Hanım Güler Şahin
  • Yılmaz Güneş

Turk J Obstet Gynecol 2011;8(4):279-282

On echocardiographic examination of G8 P4 pregnant patient at 35th gestational week, a 2.0x0.7 cm mobile thrombosis moving in and out the left ventricle was determined. The patient was thirthy four years old and was operated for mitral and aortic valve replacement three years ago because of rheumatic heart disease. According to the New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional classification, the patient was Class II. Since the risk of embolization was quite high, termination of the pregnancy without any delay was recommended. Elective cesarean delivery and tubal ligation were performed in order to provide permanent contraception. After the control of vaginal bleeding was provided, thrombolytic therapy with streptokinase was administered at postoperative twelveth hour. Following thrombolytic therapy, treatment was continued with warfarin. Control echocardiography revealed that the thrombosis was completely resolved. The case that thrombolytic therapy was successfully applied in early postpartum period after cesarean was presented with discussion of literature.

Keywords: Pregnancy, mitral valve, streptokinase