Ann Thorac Surg 2005;79:703-705
© 2005 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
a Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Division of Cardiac Anesthesia, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
b Department of Cardiac Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
Accepted for publication August 28, 2003.
* Address reprint requests to Dr Rossi, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Division of Cardiac Anesthesia, Catholic University, Policlinico A. Gemelli, L.go Agostino Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
The management of cardiac surgery patients with latex allergy can be challenging. We describe successful mitral valve replacement in a latex-allergic patient using an integrated multidisciplinary approach. We also provide a list of some available latex-free products or latex-free alternatives.
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