Severe congestive cardiomyopathy is an uncommon complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We describe a patient with active SLE and a circulating anticoagulant. She presented with a rapidly progressive cardiomyopathy, complicated by an intracavitary thrombus and cerebral infarction. The course of the disease is described, with special emphasis on the usefulness of consecutive echocardiographic studies.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Rheumatology|
|State||Published - 1988|