TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, cilt.24, ss.126-129, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
A papillary fibroelastoma is an extremely rare cardiac tumor which often presents asymptomatically. However, it may lead to potentially severe complications due to thromboembolic risk. Cardiac surgery in Jehovah's Witnesses is a still infrequent procedure due to their religious beliefs which prohibit blood and blood product transfusion in any case, even in fatal emergency operations. Herein, we report a clinical management approach of blood preservation protocol during successful surgical treatment of coronary artery disease and a concomitant aortic valve fibroelastoma in a Jehovah's Witness in the light of literature data.