TITLE

Dramatic post-cardiotomy outcome, due to severe anaphylactic reaction to protamine

AUTHOR(S)
Panos, A.; Orrit, X.; Chevalley, C.; Kalangos, A.
PUB. DATE
August 2003
SOURCE
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Aug2003, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p325
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Immunologic reactions to protamine sulfate during cardiac surgery are very rare. The frequency and outcome of such adverse reactions is unclear. We report a case of lethal anaphylactic reaction to protamine that occurred in a non-diabetic patient following the uneventful replacement of the ascending aorta. We also briefly review the mechanisms of this adverse reaction and emit some considerations on the management of this situation.
ACCESSION #
10357517

 

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