ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Massive hemolysis after mitral valve repair
Adem Güler1, Mustafa Kürklüoğlu1, Mehmet Ali Şahin1, Oben Baysan2, Mehmet Yokuşoğlu2, Harun Tatar1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Gülhane Military Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Gülhane Military Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.070
Hemolysis is a rare, but serious complication of mitral valve repair. It should be considered in every patient with the history of mitral valve repair and who has unexpected impairment in the functional capacity during early or late postoperative period. If the functional impairment is not consisted with the severity of patient residual mitral regurgitation, hemolysis should always be considered. In this article, we present two cases suffering from intravascular hemolysis after mitral valve repair.
Keywords : Hemolysis; mitral valve repair; mitral valve replacement
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