Resolution of vegetations with anticoagulation after myocardial infarction in primary antiphospholipid syndrome


Agirbasli M. A. , Hansen D., Byrd B.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, vol.10, no.8, pp.877-880, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0894-7317(97)70050-6
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
  • Page Numbers: pp.877-880

Abstract

We report here a case of primary antiphospholipid syndrome with all three clinical features with acute myocardial infarction. Echocardiography showed large vegetations at both mitral valve leaflets. Laboratory evaluation showed presence of antiphospholipid antibodies. High-intensity anticoagulation was begun, and repeat echocardiographic study in 4 months showed disappearance of the mitral valve vegetations.