Sanjana A Malviya, Yi Deng, Sayyed O Gilani, Alec A Hendon, Melissa A Nikolaidis, Micah S Moseley
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
Patients with Antiphospholipid syndrome (APLS) are at high risk for both bleeding and thrombotic complications during cardiac surgery involving cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). In this case we present a patient with APLS and Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura who successfully underwent aortic valve replacement (AVR) with CPB despite recent craniotomy for subdural hematoma evacuation. Anticoagulation for CPB was monitored by targeting an Activated Clotting Time (ACT) that was 2× the upper limit of normal. A multidisciplinary approach was essential in ensuring a safe and successful operation.
Sanjana A Malviya
One Baylor Plaza MS BCM: 120, Neurosensory Building, Houston, TX 77030
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*