Antiphospholipid syndrome presenting as intracardiac thrombus with pulmonary embolism

Zhong Xuan Ye, Wen Chung Yu, Chun Mei Hsueh, Hsin Bang Leu, Jaw Wen Chen, Shing Jong Lin

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The presence of antiphospholipid antibodies is associated with arterial and venous thrombosis. A young female with initial presentation of dyspnea and cough that lasted for days is reported. A computed tomographic scan of her chest and echocardiography showed features of thrombus formation over the right atrium, complicated with pulmonary thromboembolism. Antiphospholipid syndrome was diagnosed according to elevated activated partial thromboplastin time, high serum titers of anticardiolipin antibody, and the presence of intracardiac thrombus with pulmonary embolism. This thrombus was subsequently removed successfully with surgical intervention, and the patient's recovery was uneventful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1290-1292
Number of pages3
JournalCirculation Journal
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Sept 25 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Activated partial thromboplastin time
  • Anticardiolipin antibody
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Intracardiac thrombus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology


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