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Antiphospholipid Syndrome with Renal Artery Embolism: Case Report
1 Cardiology Section, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, MO
2 Division of Nutrition and Preventive Medicine, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2002, 3(4), 196–201;
Published: 30 December 2002
Antiphospholipid syndrome is characterized by venous and arterial thrombosis. Antiphospholipid antibodies are essential to making the diagnosis. It may be a primary disorder or it may be secondary to a connective tissue disorder. Cardiac manifestations of this syndrome include both thrombotic and degenerative valvular disease. Systemic or pulmonary embolism, as well as intravascular thrombosis, is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. We present a case of renal infarction in a woman with polymyalgia rheumatica and a positive test for antiphospholipid antibody.