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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.