Volume 30
Number 2
May 2022
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Case Reports
T. Couck, W. Budts, K. Claes, P. De Meester, C. Vandenbriele

Given the increasing use of transcatheter (para)valvular interventions and mechanical circulatory support, haemolysis is becoming a more frequently encountered complication. In this setting, patients should be actively monitored for signs of haemolysis, given the potential major adverse consequences. Although not commonly used, plasmapheresis is a very effective rescue method to remove plasma free haemoglobin from the circulation and preserve renal function while the underlying cause is being addressed, as illustrated in this case report.

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