Affordable Access

Access to the full text

Aortic valve replacement in a patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

Authors
  • Kumamoto, Takayuki1
  • Higashi, Shigeki1
  • Sumida, Tomohiko1
  • 1 Shizuoka Red Cross Hospital, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Shizuoka, Japan , Shizuoka
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Japanese Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1999
Volume
47
Issue
4
Pages
182–184
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/BF03217967
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
License
Yellow

Abstract

A patient with aortic regurgitation and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura underwent a successful valve replacement. Cardiac surgery requiring a cardiopulmonary bypass in idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura can be safely carried out with the preoperative intravenous administration of high-dose gammaglobulin, which may thereby reduce the need for either perioperative transfusion or prophylactic splenectomy.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times