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Uncommon obstacle: management of end-stage heart failure in thrombocytopenia with absent radii (TAR) syndrome


Thrombocytopenia with absent radii (TAR) syndrome is a rare genetic condition causing absent radial bones and thrombocytopenia. Management is generally supportive although there may be a role for platelet-stimulating agents such as romiplostim. In this case, we highlight the obstacles in managing end-stage heart failure in a patient with TAR syndrome.

  • heart failure
  • cardiovascular system
  • haematology (incl blood transfusion)

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