Anaphylactic reactions during cardiac surgery

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Anaphylactic reactions during cardiac surgery may present as acute cardiopulmonary dysfunction and require prompt and aggressive therapy. Recognition, with appropriate therapeutic intervention, is essential to prevent the life-threatening complications associated with perioperative anaphylaxis. Clinically, the life-threatening reactions to protamine seen following CPB appear to represent anaphylaxis-mediated events due to IgE, IgG and component activation.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Levy, JH

Published Date

  • 1991

Published In

  • Perfusion

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 3 - 13