Do All Hemolytic Anemias That Occur After Mitral Valve Repair Require Surgical Treatment?
Article first published online: 23 DEC 2010
Copyright © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 33, Issue 12, pages E76–E78, December 2010
How to Cite
Gungunes, A., Akpinar, I., Dogan, M., Baser, K., Yildirim, I. S. and Haznedaroglu, I. C. (2010), Do All Hemolytic Anemias That Occur After Mitral Valve Repair Require Surgical Treatment?. Clin Cardiol, 33: E76–E78. doi: 10.1002/clc.20393
- Issue published online: 23 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 23 DEC 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 DEC 2007
- Manuscript Received: 22 NOV 2007
We report on a 29-year-old woman with severe hemolytic anemia following mitral valve annuloplasty. Although hemolysis due to mechanical prosthetic mitral valve is well recognized, hemolytic anemia associated with mitral valve repair is an uncommon condition. Reoperation may be considered if the patient has serious and persistent anemia. Although valve replacement is suggested to be a unique intervention, it may not be the solution every time because of mechanical effects. Various mechanisms of hemolysis related to mitral valve repair were suggested, but sufficient and precise data is not available. In this case, we tried to emphasize whether all hemolytic anemias that occur after mitral valve repair require surgical treatment. Copyright © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.