A case of disseminated intravascular coagulation associated with a prosthetic heart valve.
Summary of "A case of disseminated intravascular coagulation associated with a prosthetic heart valve."
Malfunctioning prosthetic heart valves have been previously associated with nonimmune hemolytic anemia; however, disseminated intravascular coagulation has not previously been noted as a complication in the absence of infective endocarditis. The authors report the case of an 81-year-old woman who developed disseminated intravascular coagulation associated with a dysfunctional prosthetic heart valve.
From the Division of Hematology/Oncology (ctc), Department of Medicine (ctc, ra, crm, cyc), The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Temple, Texas; and Scott and White Memorial Hospital System (ctc, crm, cyc), Temple, Texas.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: The American journal of the medical sciences
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21191264
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MAJ.0b013e3181f7d7bd
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