TITLE

Successful CABG in a patient with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria

AUTHOR(S)
Naito, Yuji; Nakajima, Masato; Inoue, Hidenori; Tsuchiya, Koji
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Mar2004, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p468
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is an uncommon acquired disorder of blood cells characterized by intravascular hemolysis due to an inordinate sensitivity to complement-mediated membrane damage. This report documents coronary artery revascularization in a patient with PNH, which has not been described in the literature so far. We used the on-pump procedure in the present patient and successfully performed revascularization by taking prophylactic measures against hemolysis.
ACCESSION #
12436050

 

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