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Left atrial myxoma: new perspectives in the diagnosis of murmur free cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3801247     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
No cardiological signs or symptoms were seen in three patients with left atrial myxomas. The diagnosis was established by cross sectional echocardiography. In two patients this investigation was performed to exclude a cardiac source of systemic emboli. The third patient had constitutional signs only. All three had raised erythrocyte sedimentation rates and C reactive protein concentrations. In two patients the myxomas were successfully excised; the third patient who had presented with massive peripheral and central embolisation died during emergency operation. Cross sectional echocardiography is the technique of choice for detecting atrial myxomas and the absence of the cardiological signs should not preclude referral for diagnostic echocardiography.
P Nihoyannopoulos; P Venkatesan; J David; D Hackett; H Valantine; C M Oakley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British heart journal     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0007-0769     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Heart J     Publication Date:  1986 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-03-05     Completed Date:  1987-03-05     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370634     Medline TA:  Br Heart J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  554-60     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Sedimentation
C-Reactive Protein / analysis
Heart Atria
Heart Neoplasms / blood,  diagnosis*,  pathology
Middle Aged
Myxoma / blood,  diagnosis*,  pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
9007-41-4/C-Reactive Protein

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