Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Vol43,No2

Aortic Valve Replacement in a Patient with Essential Thrombocythemia

Akihisa FurutaAkito ImaiTomoya Inoue
Toshihiko SuzukiKeiji YunokiKunikazu Hisamochi and Hideo Yoshida

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hiroshima Prefectural Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan)

Essential thrombocythemia(ET)is an uncommon type of myeloproliferative disorder, characterized by both thrombotic and hemorrhagic diatheses. No clear guidelines exist for the pre- or post-operative management of patients with ET undergoing cardiac surgery. Here, we present a rare case of a patient with essential thrombocythemia and severe aortic stenosis, who needed an aortic valve replacement on cardiopulmonary bypass and who suffered no complications.


Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 43:49-52(2014)

Keywords:essential thrombocythemia;aortic valve replacement;cardiac surgery;thrombosis;bleeding

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