Recurrent right atrial thrombosis due to behçet disease

Toshiki Kuno, Yuichi Tamura, Tomohiko Ono, Mitsushige Murata, Masataka Kuwana, Toru Satoh, Keiichi Fukuda

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Behçet disease is a rare condition sometimes associated with chronic cardiac inflammation followed by myocardial dysfunction and vascular inflammation. We report a case of recurrent right atrial thrombus due to Behçet disease despite continued anticoagulation therapy. The thrombus disappeared after the initiation of immunosuppressive therapy. To avoid a progression to thrombus or cardiac dysfunction in this recurrent case, the early identification of cardiac involvement of Behçet disease using echocardiography and/or cardiac magnetic resonance imaging might be important. Combined immunosuppressive therapy with prednisone and cyclophosphamide might be needed to treat recurrent thrombosis due to Behçet disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1250.e1-1250.e3
JournalCanadian Journal of Cardiology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 1

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Kuno, T., Tamura, Y., Ono, T., Murata, M., Kuwana, M., Satoh, T., & Fukuda, K. (2014). Recurrent right atrial thrombosis due to behçet disease. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 30(10), 1250.e1-1250.e3.