The cardiac manifestations of antiphospholipid syndrome and their echocardiographic recognition.
- Jeffrey J Silbiger
- Journal of the American Society of…
A 27-year-old women with 'primary' antiphospholipid syndrome, who developed a haemodynamically significant non-infective verrucous endocarditis is reported. Her mother suffered from antiphospholipid syndrome associated with systemic lupus erythematosus. A pathogenetic role of antiphospholipid antibodies in heart valve lesions is suggested.