Hemolytic anemia following insertion of Ionescu-Shiley mitral valve bioprosthesis.

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Journal Article

Hemolytic anemia is a relatively common complication after the replacement of cardiac valves with mechanical prostheses; the prevalence rate varies from 38% to 85%, depending on the prosthesis implanted. However, cardiac valves fabricated from biologic material are associated with a reduced incidence of hemolytic anemia, and to the authors' knowledge this report is the first to document hemolytic anemia in a patient who had the mitral valve replaced with an Ionescu-Shiley valve. The anemia was not associated with evidence of hemodynamically important mitral regurgitation and was ultimately controlled by iron and folate supplements.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reddy, SB; Pater, JL; Pym, J; Armstrong, PW

Published Date

  • December 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 131 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1469 - 1470

PubMed ID

  • 6498703

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6498703

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0008-4409

Language

  • eng