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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1999 August;40(4):549-52
Redo cardiac surgery for atrial septal defect in a patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Preoperative management with high-dose intravenous gamma-globulin
Nagumo M., Kiso I., Takahashi R., Mori A., Masuda Y.
From the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, and Department of Internal Medicine, Saiseikai Utsunomiya Hospital, Takebayashi, Utsunomiya, Japan
A 58-year-old woman with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura required redo cardiac surgery of atrial septal defect closure, mitral annuloplasty, and tricuspid annuloplasty. Preoperative high-dose intravenous gamma-globulin and platelet transfusion after termination of cardiopulmonary bypass allowed successful redo cardiac surgery. Management of a patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura undergoing open heart surgery are discussed.