New Video Explains Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Anisur Rahman

Professor Anisur Rahman of University College, London, discusses the latest thinking on Antiphospholipid Syndrome, its causes and treatments in a 35-minute lecture delivered October 10, 2012, at the Royal Society of Medicine. The easy-to-understand video presentation, with slides, is available here(

It’s a great resources to help educate physicians, patients, and their families.
Antiphospholipid Syndrome or APS (sometimes called Hughes Syndrome) is an autoimmune disease that causes blood clots, miscarriages, and strokes. APS is the most common cause of acquired thrombophilia (the tendency to produce blood clots when one shouldn’t  because of a genetic or immune system abnormality).
As Professor Rahman explains, APS is the cause of thirty percent of strokes in people under 50. I was one of those.

If you or anyone you know is affected by APS, this is a great learning tool.