SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Cardiovascular Disease I
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Libman-Sacks (LS) endocarditis is an infrequent cardiac manifestation of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). Its severity ranges from leaflet thickening to verrucous vegetation. The most severe cases can present with secondary bacterial endocarditis, thromboembolic events, severe stenosis and valvular regurgitation that warrant surgical intervention. Approximately a third of patients with APS have LS valvular lesions.