Hemolytic anemia following insertion of Ionescu-Shiley mitral valve bioprosthesis.
Journal Article (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.
- Reddy, SB; Pater, JL; Pym, J; Armstrong, PW
- December 15, 1984
Volume / Issue
- 131 / 12
Start / End Page
- 1469 - 1470
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