Primary antiphospholipid syndrome: A cause of catastrophic shunt thrombosis in the newborn

C. Deally, B. J. Hancock, N. Giddins, L. Hawkins, J. Odim

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Abstract

This is a unique report of systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt thromboses secondary to primary antiphospholipid syndrome and antithrombin III deficiency in a neonate with cyanotic congenital heart disease. This infant with tricuspid atresia experienced thromboses of two modified Blalock-Taussig shunts en route to a bi-directional cavo-pulmonary shunt and potential future Fontan operation. Chronic warfarin anticoagulation has prevented additional thrombo-embolic events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-264
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume40
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 1999

Keywords

  • Antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Antithrombin III deficiency
  • Heart defects congenital, surgery
  • Infant, newborn
  • Thrombosis etiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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