APS Foundation of America, Inc.
Founded in 2005, the APS Foundation of America, Inc. (APSFA) 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. The APSFA's Medical Advisory Team includes nationally & internationally recognized experts on Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome. Our URL is 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. Special thanks to Scott Whitney for making this video for the APSFA! Want to add this video to your own webpage? Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKAlb9TAmu4 and embed the code that is listed on the page. Keywords: APSFA, APS, Foundation, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, lupus, stroke, dvt, pe, thrombosis, clot, migraine, hughes, syndrome, miscarriage, anticoagulant, heart attack, vertigo APSFA ©2005, 2006, 2007 Copyright Notice can be located here: http://www.apsfa.org/copyright.htmRead More