Arterial Thromboembolism: Valvular Heart Disease and Prosthetic Heart Valves

  • James E. Dalen

Abstract

Systemic embolism has long been recognized as a major complication of valvular heart disease, specifically mitral valve disease. In the absence of mitral valve disease or atrial fibrillation (AF), clinically detectable systemic emboli are uncommon in patients with isolated aortic valve disease (1).

Keywords

Atrial Fibrillation Mitral Regurgitation Valvular Heart Disease Mitral Stenosis Antithrombotic Therapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James E. Dalen
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Massachusetts at WorcesterWorcesterUSA

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