Mitral valve replacement in systemic lupus erythematosus associated Libman-Sacks endocarditis

Anam Akhlaq, Taimur A. Ali, Saulat H. Fatimi

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Libman-Sacks endocarditis, first discovered in 1924, is a cardiac manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Valvular involvement has been associated with SLE and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). Mitral valve, especially its posterior leaflet, is most commonly involved.We report a case of a 34 year old woman with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome and SLE, who presented with mitral valve regurgitation. The patient underwent a prosthetic mitral valve replacement, with no followup complications.We suggest mechanical valve replacement employment in the management of mitral regurgitation in Libman-Sacks endocarditis, in view of the recent medical literature and our own case report.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-126
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Saudi Heart Association
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016


  • Endocarditis
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Mitral valve replacement


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