Left hemiparesis from Atrial Myxoma emboli: Finalist, cardiology in review fellowship/residency clinical case contest

Brian D. Le, James A de Lemos, Michael A Wait, Gary Goff, James Boehrer, Gail E Peterson

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Abstract

Atrial Myxomas are benign primary tumors of the heart, arising mainly from the left atrium. Clinical signs and symptoms produced by atrial myxomas may be non-specific or result in mechanical obstruction of cardiac function, arrhythmias, and embolization. The authors present a case of a 60-year-old woman who developed total left hemiparesis resulting from left atrial myxoma embolization causing complete occlusion of the right middle cerebral artery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-44
Number of pages4
JournalCardiology in Review
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2003

Keywords

  • Atrial myxoma
  • Benign tumors
  • Cardiac tumors
  • Embolization
  • Familial tumors
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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