Type A aortic dissection with cold agglutinin disease.

@article{Osada2011TypeAA,
  title={Type A aortic dissection with cold agglutinin disease.},
  author={Hiroaki Osada and Hiroyuki Nakajima and Atsushi Shimizu and Atsushi Nagasawa and Hitoshi Ogino},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={92 2},
  pages={722-3}
}
Cold agglutinin disease is an uncommon condition characterized by hemagglutination and microvascular thrombosis of red blood cells at low temperatures during cardiopulmonary bypass. We report the rare case of an ambulatory 74-year-old woman with a relatively high thermal amplitude for antibody activation. We performed aortic arch repair for type A aortic dissection using moderately hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass and warm blood cardioplegia in a retrograde manner. This case report provides… CONTINUE READING

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