An unusual presentation of hemolytic anemia in a patient with prosthetic mitral valve

Mohammad Q. Najib, Karyne L. Vinales, Harshita R. Paripati, Madappa N. Kundranda, Riccardo Valdez, Charanjit S. Rihal, Hari P. Chaliki

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Although rare, periprosthetic valvular regurgitation can cause hemolytic anemia. We present the case of a 63-year-old man who had an unusual presentation of hemolytic anemia due to periprosthetic mitral valve regurgitation (PMVR) in the presence of cold agglutinins. Due to high surgical risk, PMVR was percutaneously closed with three Amplatzer devices under the guidance of three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E112-E114
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 2011



  • anemia
  • catheter-based coronary and valvular interventions: other
  • echocardiography
  • mitral valve
  • valvular disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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