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July 1983

Acute Intravascular Hemolysis Indicating Thrombosis of Bjork-Shiley Aortic Prosthesis

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine, Pathology, and Surgery, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(7):1471-1472. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350070199032

• A patient with a Bjork-Shiley aortic prosthesis inserted two years and four months prior to receiving adequate anticoagulant therapy suddenly had severe intravascular hemolysis develop as a result of thrombosis of her aortic prosthesis. There was no notable hemodynamic compromise. The mechanism of the intravascular hemolysis is discussed.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:1471-1472)