The two hit hypothesis in the antiphospholipid syndrome: Acute ischaemic heart involvement after valvular replacement despite anticoagulation in a patient with secondary APS

Giorgio Bordin, R. Boldorini, P. L. Meroni

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Abstract

A patient with the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), in whom a nonfatal myocardial infarction ensued after valvular heart replac ement despite anticoagulation, is described. The report further stresses the role of concomitant risk co-factors in inducing thrombotic events and points out that cardiosurgery might represent a potential major risk for myocardial ischaemic damage in APS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)851-853
Number of pages3
JournalLupus
Volume12
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • Antiphospholipid antibodies
  • Cardiosurgery
  • Heart valvulopathy
  • Ischaemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology

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