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Coronary ostial embolus and mitral vegetation simulating a left atrial myxoma: a case of probable cryptococcal valvulitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  498606     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 56 year old man died with disseminated cryptococcosis after immunosuppressive therapy for a hematologic disorder of unknown etiology. The immediate cause of death was cardiogenic shock, probably resulting from a large right coronary ostial embolus and subsequent ischemic myocardial injury. The embolus originated from a bulky mitral vegetation (possibly cryptococcal) demonstrated ante mortem by echocardiography and cardiac angiography, and at autopsy. The differential diagnosis of such an echocardiographic pattern is discussed.
J S Child; R N MacAlpin; G H Moyer; J D Shanley; L J Layfield
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical cardiology     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0160-9289     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Cardiol     Publication Date:  1979 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-01-24     Completed Date:  1980-01-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903272     Medline TA:  Clin Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Disease / diagnosis*
Cryptococcosis / diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential
Endocarditis / diagnosis*
Heart Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve / pathology*
Myxoma / diagnosis*

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