Hemolytic Anemia due to Right Ventricular to Pulmonary Artery Conduit Stenosis

Sudha Rao*, Julie A. Creaden, Shunyou Gong, Cynthia Rigsby, John M. Costello

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Abstract

Hemolytic anemia is a well-recognized complication in patients with left-sided mechanical heart valves. It is rare to see hemolysis with a bioprosthetic valve in the right ventricular outflow tract. We report a 4-year-old-girl with history of truncus arteriosus status-post repair who developed hemolytic anemia as a result of a calcified and obstructed bioprosthetic right ventricular to pulmonary artery-valved conduit. The hemolysis was alleviated by replacing the obstructed conduit with a larger valved conduit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e290-e290
JournalJournal of pediatric hematology/oncology
Volume39
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • RVOT
  • hemolytic anemia
  • obstructed conduit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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