Aortic valve replacement in a patient with alpha-thalassemia.


Cardiac valve disease resulting from elastic tissue defects has been demonstrated in patients with beta-thalassemia; however, valve disorders of patients with alpha-thalassemia have been rarely discussed. We present the case of a patient with alpha-thalassemia and severe aortic regurgitation with left ventricular dysfunction. The patient underwent… (More)


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@article{Omoto2010AorticVR, title={Aortic valve replacement in a patient with alpha-thalassemia.}, author={Tadashi Omoto and Takeo Tedoriya and Yasuyuki Kondo and Hirofumi Izuka and Masaya Oi and Naoko Nagano and Tadamasa Miyauchi and Noboru Ishikawa and Hitoshi Kasegawa}, journal={Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia}, year={2010}, volume={16 5}, pages={365-6} }