Major stroke in a 19-year-old patient with a univentricular heart

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Patients with univentricular heart malformations are at increased risk of suffering from thromboembolic events. We present a case of a 19-year-old woman born with a univentricular heart who suffered a major stroke while being treated with only salicylic acid. At least 20% of patients with univentricular hearts have been reported to experience thromboembolic events, of which 25% are fatal. Despite the high incidence of thromboembolic events, no consensus has been reached regarding the role of long-term anti-thrombotic treatment in this group of patients. This lack of consensus warrants future studies that compare the different therapeutic strategies.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of General Medicine
Pages (from-to)9-12
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2013

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