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Hemorrhagic shock as a complication of    anticoagulant therapy following the mitral valve replacement


1University Hospital Zagreb, Department of anesthesiology, reanimatology and intensive care

2,University Hospital for infective diseases «Fran Mihaljević»

DOI: 10.22514/SV22.102007.6 Vol.2,Issue 2,October 2007 pp.23-24

Published: 20 October 2007

*Corresponding Author(s): TAJANA ZAH E-mail:


This report describes a case of the hemorrhagic shock in a patient on the anticoagulant therapy supplementing implanted mechanical prosthetic heart valve replacing the mitral valve. The association between hemorrhagic shock, mechanical prosthetic heart valve and anticoagulant therapy is briefly discussed.


hemorrhagic shock, mechanical prosthetic heart valve, anticoagulant therapy

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TAJANA ZAH,VIŠNJA IVANČAN,DINKO TONKOVIĆ,ŽELJKO KRZNARIĆ,IGOR KLINAR,VIŠNJA MAJERIĆ KOGLER . Hemorrhagic shock as a complication of anticoagulant therapy following the mitral valve replacement. Signa Vitae. 2007. 2(2);23-24.


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