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Giant left atrial myxoma presenting as acute myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  23138051     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Myxomas are the most common type of benign cardiac tumor. The most frequent clinical presentations are symptoms resulting from atrioventricular valve obstruction or systemic embolization. Coronary embolization is a rare, although real and potentially fatal, complication of cardiac myxomas. We present a case report and review of the literature on this disease association. A 57-year-old woman was admitted to our coronary care unit with a diagnosis of non-ST elevation acute myocardial infarction. Transthoracic echocardiography showed a large left atrial mass attached to the interatrial septum, coral-like and with a friable appearance, suggestive of myxoma. Coronary angiography revealed no significant lesions and the patient underwent surgical excision of the mass, which histological study showed to be compatible with myxoma. The postoperative period was uneventful and the patient is doing well, with no recurrence of myxoma.
Liliana Marta; Marisa Peres; Miguel Alves; Graça Ferreira da Silva
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista portuguesa de cardiologia : orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology : an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0870-2551     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Port Cardiol     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8710716     Medline TA:  Rev Port Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; POR     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia. Published by Elsevier España. All rights reserved.
Serviço de Cardiologia, Hospital de Santarém, Santarém, Portugal. Electronic address:
Vernacular Title:
Enfarte agudo do miocárdio como forma de apresentação de mixoma gigante da aurícula esquerda.
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