Erythropoietin therapy obviates the need for recurrent transfusions in a patient with severe hemolysis due to prosthetic valves.

@article{Kornowski1992ErythropoietinTO,
  title={Erythropoietin therapy obviates the need for recurrent transfusions in a patient with severe hemolysis due to prosthetic valves.},
  author={Ran Kornowski and Doron Schwartz and Adam Jaff{\'e} and A. I. Pines and Dan Aderka and Yoram Levo},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1992},
  volume={102 1},
  pages={315-6}
}
Erythropoietin has been proved extremely effective in ameliorating the anemia of chronic renal failure and is currently under intensive investigation. We describe a patient with severe anemia and secondary hemochromatosis due to prosthetic valves, who has been successfully treated with erythropoietin. During 12 months' follow-up, an acceptable hemoglobin… CONTINUE READING