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A Rare Case of Aortic Valve Myxoma: An Unusual Cause of Embolic Stroke.
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PMID:  21540590     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Aortic valve myxoma is an extremely rare cardiac tumour. We describe a 60-year-old woman found to have an aortic valve myxoma and a patent foramen ovale (PFO) presenting as a stroke. In view of the recurrent cerebral ischaemic events, the aortic valve myxoma was surgically removed and the PFO was closed. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of aortic valve myxoma with a PFO. We also highlight the importance of identifying a possible cardiac source of embolism in a stroke patient and considering this rare tumour as a cause in patients with a cryptogenic stroke.
Shiva Prasad Koyalakonda; Neeraj Kumar Mediratta; Jeffrey Ball; Martin Royle
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology     Volume:  118     ISSN:  1421-9751     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
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Created Date:  2011-5-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266406     Medline TA:  Cardiology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  101-103     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel.
University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK.
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