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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 217-222

Left ventricular thrombus: An interesting presentation of primary antiphospholipid antibody syndrome with a mini-review of the literature

Department of Cardiology, Government General Hospital, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India

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G Ravi Kiran
Department of Cardiology, Government General Hospital, Kurnool - 518 002, Andhra Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/jcecho.jcecho_52_20

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Antiphospholipid syndrome (APLS) is characterized by recurrent thrombosis. We report the case of a 36-year-old male who had acute right-sided ischemic stroke and right leg ischemia secondary to left ventricular (LV) thrombus caused by primary APLS. The literature review suggested that the LV thrombus presented most commonly with systemic embolism and was associated with a mortality rate of 22.2% with treatment. Thrombophilic workup in young patients with a systemic thromboembolic episode (s) is advised.

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