Selami Gürkan, Özcan Gür, Demet Özkaramanlı Gür, Cavidan Arar, Turan Ege

Keywords: Antiphospholipid syndrome, mitral valve, thrombocytopenia


We report a 51-year-old patient who was diagnosed with mitral insufficiency and was admitted to our hospital for surgical treatment. The patient was diagnosed with primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS) before 4 years and had a history of thrombocytopenia. Mitral valve replacement was successfully performed with postoperative strict anticoagulant therapy, and the postoperative course was uneventful. Cardiac surgery in APS patients has been associated with high morbidity and mortality. Therefore, it is very important to initiate anticoagulant therapy immediately after the operation to prevent thrombosis.