Right ventricular thrombus with Behcet's syndrome - Successful treatment with warfarin and immunosuppressive agents

DOĞAN S. M., Birdane A., Korkmaz C., Ata N., Timuralp B.

TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL, vol.34, no.3, pp.360-362, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.360-362
  • Keywords: Behcet's syndrome, complications, drug therapy, diagnosis, differential, echocardiography, transesophageal, heart ventricles, ultrasonography, immunosuppressive agents, therapeutic use, Mediterranean region, epidemiology, Middle East, epidemiology, thrombosis, etiology, vasculitis, warfarin, therapeutic use, RIGHT ATRIAL, DISEASE
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Behcet's syndrome Is a chronic multisystem disease that presents with recurrent oral and genital ulceration and recurrent uveitis. Cardiac involvement is an extremely rare manifestation of this disorder A 33-year-old man with Behcet's syndrome was admitted to our department with a history of cough, fever, chest pain, hemoptysis, and weight loss. Transthoracic and trans-esophageal echocardiography revealed a right ventricular thrombus. After I month of treatment with warfarin, cyclophosphamide, and corticosteroid the intracardiac thrombus resolved.