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Multiple cerebral infarction as the initial manifestation of left atrial myxoma: a case report and literature review.
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PMID:  24783471     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Left atrial myxoma is a rare cause of cardioembolic stroke in adults and when stroke occurs, it is mainly due to arterial embolism in cerebral vessels. Cerebral infarction is the first clinical manifestation in one-third of cases. We report a 24-year-old female patient with left atrial myxoma, and no other conventional vascular risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes or hyperlipidaemia. The patient presented with multiple infarctions as the first clinical manifestation and was diagnosed with a left atrial myxoma. The literature on similar cases was also reviewed.
Authors:
Dujuan Sha; Guofeng Fan; Jun Zhang
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-05-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  Belgium    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  189-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
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