Hemolytic anemia related to intracardiac prosthetic materials has been described. We describe a case of a 74-year-old female with a history of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy that had a postoperative ventricular septal defect closed with a muscular ventricular septal defect occluder. The device caused intractable hemolytic anemia that required surgical removal and repair. We describe a rare cause of hemolysis complicating transcatheter closure of a post-traumatic ventricular septal defect.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Invasive Cardiology|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine