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Online ISSN 1827-191X
Gaudino M., Luciani N., Piancone F. L., Bruno P., Rossi M. *, Schiavello R. *, Possati G.
From the Department of Cardiac Surgery and * Anaesthesiology Catholic University, Rome, Italy
We herein report the case of a patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (Werlhof disease) and coronary artery disease undergoing myocardial revascularization. The use of monomeric immunoglobulins, corticosteroids, platelets transfusion, use of a cell saver, normothermic cardiopulmonary bypass, aprotinine and homologous blood transfusion were combined in order to minimize the risk of bleeding complications in the postoperative period.