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Mitral valve replacement in Sickle C disease using intraoperative exchange transfusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9892486     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sickle C (SC) disease is a relatively uncommon hematologic disorder that poses special challenges when the patient requires a major surgical procedure. In particular, those who have a history of hemolytic crises require some type of intervention, usually homologous transfusion, to decrease the level of circulating hemoglobin S (HbS) and prevent intraoperative sickle crisis. We describe a 25-year-old man with SC disease and a history of multiple sickle cell crises who underwent mitral valve replacement using intraoperative exchange transfusion to decrease his HbS level from 53% to 7%.
A K Madan; R S Hartz; C Major; P McKee; L Flint
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0886-0440     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:  1998 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-03-25     Completed Date:  1999-03-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  48-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Tulane Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Exchange Transfusion, Whole Blood / methods*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Hemoglobin SC Disease* / complications
Intraoperative Care / methods
Mitral Valve
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / complications,  surgery*

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