Folia Medica 62(4): 871-874, doi: 10.3897/folmed.62.e51187
Traumatic Hemolytic Anemia after Valve Surgery: a Case Report
expand article infoFeridoun Sabzi, Aghigh Heydari, Atefeh Asadmobini
‡ Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
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Hemolytic anemia is an uncommon complication after mitral valve repair. We present a case of a 55-year-old man who presented with post-operative hemolytic anemia after mitral valve repair with prosthetic ring. The hemolytic anemia improved after the patient had the prosthetic ring removed and the valve replaced by a prosthetic mitral valve. However, the post-operative course of the redo operation was complicated by acute renal failure and respiratory dysfunction, but the hemolytic anemia was finally abolished and the patient was discharged 20 days post-operatively in good condition. 

complication, hemolytic anemia, mitral valve repair