Antiphospholipid antibodies and intracardiac thrombosis. A case report

G. Brancaccio, C. Di Gioia, E. Prifti, G. D'Amati, G. Michielon, F. Miraldi

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The antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) has been associated with multiple cardiac abnormalities. The present report describes a case of right ventricle thrombus in a 51-year-old woman with a history of autoimmune haemolytic anemia and antiphospholipid antibodies. Transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated the presence of a right ventricle mass, mimicking a myxoma. She underwent open heart removal of the mass and was starded on indefinitely anticoagulant therapy. At 2 years follow-up she was free of symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-482
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2002


  • Anemia, hemolytic, autoimmune
  • Antibodies, antiphospholipid
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Cardiac surgical procedures
  • Heart ventricle
  • Thrombosis, etiology
  • Venous thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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