Valvular heart disease in primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS): clinical and morphological findings.

@article{GarcaTorres1996ValvularHD,
  title={Valvular heart disease in primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS): clinical and morphological findings.},
  author={Romeo Garc{\'i}a-Torres and Macarena Cuenca Amigo and Alejandro de la Rosa and Arjona Mor{\'o}n and Pedro Antonio Reyes},
  journal={Lupus},
  year={1996},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={
          56-61
        }
}
PURPOSE To describe clinically and pathologically the valvular lesion of the primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS). PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied six patients with PAPS and valvulopathy. Four of them died and had autopsy and two had valvular replacement. The study comprised 18 heart valves, 16 from autopsy and two, one mitral and one aortic, resected at surgery. RESULTS Murmurs and echocardiographic findings kept correlation with gross pathology. Abnormalities were found in one or more… CONTINUE READING
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