Hemolysis after mitral valve repair: mechanisms and treatment.

  title={Hemolysis after mitral valve repair: mechanisms and treatment.},
  author={Buu Khanh Lam and Delos M. Cosgrove and Sunil K. Bhudia and Alan Marc Gillinov},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={77 1},
BACKGROUND The objectives of this study were to determine the mechanisms of hemolysis after mitral valve repair and to determine outcomes after surgical treatment (mitral replacement or re-repair). METHODS Between 1981 and 2002, 32 patients (mean age, 58 years) presented with hemolytic anemia after mitral valve repair for degenerative, rheumatic, or ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR). Three types of annuloplasty were used at the initial mitral valve repair: Cosgrove-Edwards, Carpentier… CONTINUE READING


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