Robotic mitral valve repair in a type B hemophiliac

Academic Article


  • Hemophilia B is a rare X-linked recessive disorder that places surgical patients at an increased risk of bleeding. Patients with hemophilia are now achieving near-normal life expectancies and therefore the number of these patients requiring cardiac surgery due to the development of age-related cardiovascular disease may increase. We present the case of a young male with hemophilia B who was diagnosed with severe symptomatic mitral regurgitation and underwent successful robotic mitral valve repair. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a patient with hemophilia B who underwent robotic mitral valve repair.
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    Author List

  • Miller VM; Vardas PN; Davies JE; Lewis CT
  • Start Page

  • 1129
  • End Page

  • 1131
  • Volume

  • 35
  • Issue

  • 5