Banu Şahin Yıldız, İbrahim Yılmaz, Nazire Başkurt Aladağ, Alparslan Şahi̇n, Mustafa Yıldız

Keywords: Warfarin, Mallory-Weiss syndrome; mitral valve; heart valve prosthesis.


Mallory-Weiss syndrome refers to bleeding from tears in the mucosa at the junction of the stomach and esophagus. Bleeding has been recognised as the major treatment-limiting complication in patients with prosthetic mitral valve using anticoagulant treatment. We report that upper gastrointestinal system bleeding associated with Mallory-Weiss syndrome in patient with prosthetic mitral valve using warfarin sodium.