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Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura following cardiovascular surgery: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15239377     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, a rare clinical syndrome characterized by thrombocytopenia and microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, was almost uniformly fatal until the introduction of plasma exchange in 1970. The thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura following cardiovascular surgeries is relatively a new entity with high mortality if untreated. Plasma exchange is the most important therapy in this disease with good clinical outcomes. With the addition of this report, there are now 13 cases of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura in association with coronary artery bypass graft reported in the literature.
Ammar Almehmi; Amer Malas; Steven J Jubelirer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The West Virginia medical journal     Volume:  100     ISSN:  0043-3284     ISO Abbreviation:  W V Med J     Publication Date:    2004 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-08     Completed Date:  2004-07-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413777     Medline TA:  W V Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  64-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Charleston Division, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation*
Postoperative Complications*
Purpura, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy

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