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Published online: 2006-06-27
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Case reports
Haemolytic anaemia following implantation of the mitral annuloplasty ring: a case report

Anna Goździk, Robert Skalik, Marek Pelczar, Marta Obremska, Wojciech Kustrzycki
Kardiol Pol 2006;64(6):619-621.

open access

Vol 64, No 6 (2006)
Other
Published online: 2006-06-27
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Haemolytic anaemia following mitral annuloplasty is uncommon as compared with mitral valve replacement procedures. A 67-year-old woman, who underwent mitral annuloplasty and CABG, developed haemolytic anaemia. Echocardiographic examination revealed mitral regurgitation jet colliding with mitral ring. The management of these cases usually demands redo surgery. In the presented case, the direction of mild mitral regurgitant jet with respectably high velocity contributed significantly to the early postoperative haemolysis. Redo surgery with implantation of bioprosthesis caused withdrawal of intravascular haemolysis.

Abstract

Haemolytic anaemia following mitral annuloplasty is uncommon as compared with mitral valve replacement procedures. A 67-year-old woman, who underwent mitral annuloplasty and CABG, developed haemolytic anaemia. Echocardiographic examination revealed mitral regurgitation jet colliding with mitral ring. The management of these cases usually demands redo surgery. In the presented case, the direction of mild mitral regurgitant jet with respectably high velocity contributed significantly to the early postoperative haemolysis. Redo surgery with implantation of bioprosthesis caused withdrawal of intravascular haemolysis.
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Keywords

haemolytic anaemia; mitral annuloplasty; regurgitation jet

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Title

Case reports
Haemolytic anaemia following implantation of the mitral annuloplasty ring: a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 64, No 6 (2006)

Pages

619-621

Published online

2006-06-27

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2006;64(6):619-621.

Keywords

haemolytic anaemia
mitral annuloplasty
regurgitation jet

Authors

Anna Goździk
Robert Skalik
Marek Pelczar
Marta Obremska
Wojciech Kustrzycki

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