Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients with Systemic Mastocytosis

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Abstract

Systemic mastocytosis is a hematologic disorder with important perioperative implications. A variety of stimuli and medications can cause severe anaphylaxis in these patients. We report successful preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management of a patient with systemic mastocytosis who underwent an aortic valve replacement and review the literature pertaining to cardiac surgery in these patients.

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