Cryoglobulinemia: caution for patients undergoing cardiac surgery

Ryan J. Vela, Anita Krueger, Lynn C. Huffman, Pietro Bajona

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We describe the case of a 65-year-old man with cryoglobulinemia undergoing cardiac surgery for combined mitral and aortic endocarditis, his preoperative management, and postoperative complications including purpura fulminans as the result of a cryoglobulinemia crisis, ending in death.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)600-602
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Issue number7
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019


  • Cardiopulmonary bypass
  • cryoglobulinemia
  • heart valve prosthesis implantation
  • hepatitis C
  • thoracic surgery
  • vasculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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