Cranberry supplementation as a cause of major intraoperative bleeding during vascular surgery due to aspirin-like platelet inhibition

Morgan K. Moroi, Justin Loloi, Natthapol Songdej

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Abstract

We report severe excessive bleeding at initiation of vascular surgery in a 74-year-old woman with thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm undergoing thoracic endovascular aortic repair. After extensive workup, bleeding cause was determined to be an aspirin-like effect from supplemental cranberry intake. After asking the patient to stop cranberry consumption, the aspirin-like effect ceased, and the patient underwent successful thoracic endovascular aortic repair. Cranberry consumption may create an aspirin-like effect that increases risk of bleeding. Providers should be aware of potential adverse effects of cranberries on platelet function and consider inquiring about supplement use in the perioperative period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)402-404
Number of pages3
JournalBlood coagulation & fibrinolysis : an international journal in haemostasis and thrombosis
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hematology

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