Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
A Real-Time Transthoracic Echocardiographic Imaging of Pulmonary Embolism in a Patient with Suspected Primary Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Clinical manifestations of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) include repeated episodes of arterial and/or venous thrombosis, recurrent fetal wastage, and premature births. Correct diagnosis of APS requires identification of lupus anticoagulant (LA) and anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL). Other antibodies such as anti-b2 glycoprotein-I have also been detected. A 32-year-old man presented with acute left-sided hemiplegia and was admitted with a possible diagnosis of primary APS. A pulmonary embolus-in-transit was captured incidentally by transthoracic echocardiographic study.
Intracardiac thrombus, real-time pulmonary embolism
KOCATÜRK, HASAN; ÇOLAK, M. CENGİZ; YILMAZ, MUSTAFA; BAYRAM, EDNAN; and ATEŞAL, SEBAHATTİN (2007) "A Real-Time Transthoracic Echocardiographic Imaging of Pulmonary Embolism in a Patient with Suspected Primary Antiphospholipid Syndrome," Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 37: No. 5, Article 11. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol37/iss5/11