J Cardiovasc Ultrasound.  2016 Mar;24(1):75-78. 10.4250/jcu.2016.24.1.75.

A Case of Microangiopathic Hemolytic Anemia after Myxoma Excision and Mitral Valve Repair Presenting as Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea. mariahyeon@gmail.com
  • 2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

Abstract

Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia occurs in a diverse group of disorders, including thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, hemolytic uremic syndrome, and prosthetic cardiac valves. Hemolytic anemia also occurs as a rare complication after mitral valve repair. In this report, we describe a case of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia following myxoma excision and mitral valve repair, which was presented as hemolytic uremic syndrome.

Keyword

Hemolytic anemia; Hemolytic uremic syndrome; Mitral valve annuloplasty

MeSH Terms

Anemia, Hemolytic*
Heart Valves
Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome*
Mitral Valve Annuloplasty
Mitral Valve*
Myxoma*
Purpura, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic
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