The patient is requiring multiple blood transfusions. What is the definitive treatment?Click for Answer
As we will discuss in About the condition, there are medical and surgical treatment options for patients with valve hemolysis. In this case the patient was treated with both.
For medical treatment, she received:
- Red cell transfusions
- Folate supplementation
- Beta blocker
Surgically, she underwent redo mitral repair 10 days later using 32 mm physio II ring.
The patient’s hemoglobin and hemolytic markers normalized over the next 1 week.
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