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Antiphospholipid Syndrome Brief Overview
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Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune, hypercoagulable state caused by antiphospholipid antibodies. APS provokes blood clots (thrombosis) in both arteries and veins as well as pregnancy-related complications such as miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm delivery, and severe preeclampsia.

 

This video was produced by the APS Foundation of America, Inc. The APSFA can be located at http://www.apsfa.org. APS is associated with recurrent clotting events (thrombosis) including premature stroke, repeated miscarriages, phlebitis, venous thrombosis (clot in the vein) and pulmonary thromboembolism (blockage of an artery found in the lung due to a clot that has traveled from a vein). It is also associated with low platelet or blood elements that prevent bleeding. Recently, however, even more disease states have been linked with APL including premature heart attack, migraine headaches, various cardiac valvular abnormalities, skin lesions, abnormal movement/chorea, diseases that mimic multiple sclerosis, vascular diseases of the eye that can lead to visual loss and blindness. Founded in 2005, the APS Foundation of America, Inc. is the only United States nonprofit health agency dedicated to bringing national awareness to Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS), the major cause of multiple miscarriages, thrombosis, young strokes and heart attacks. We are a volunteer run, community based 501(c)3 non-profit Public Charity organization and is dedicated to fostering and facilitating joint efforts in the areas of education, support, public awareness, research and patient services. Our URL is http://www.apsfa.org The APS Friends and Family Group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/APSFri.... This is an open forum for people who have Antiphospholipid Syndrome, friends, family, and caregivers. There are many ways you can help the APS Foundation of America, Inc. You can volunteer your time and talents such as in the area of fundraising, advocacy, finance, or support group experiences, donate money or purchase APS gear through our webpage at http://www.apsfa.org or through our Café Press at http://www.cafepress.com/apsfoundation. Keywords: APSFA, APS, Foundation, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus, stroke, dvt, pe, thrombosis, clot, migraine, hughes, syndrome, miscarriage, anticoagulant, heart attack, vertigo

 

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