Left atrial myxoma and acute myocardial infarction: A dangerous duo in the thrombolytic agent era

Vivian M. Abascal, John Kasznica, Gabriel Aldea, Ravin Davidoff

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Abstract

Systemic embolization is a common complication of left atrial myxoma; however, coronary embolism leading to acute myocardial infarction is rare. The use of echocardiography has increased the detection of intracardiac tumors when signs and symptoms are not evident. Echocardiography is the diagnostic procedure of choice in the initial evaluation of patients with suspected left atrial myxoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1106-1108
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume109
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • acute myocardial infarction
  • echocardiography
  • left atrial myxoma
  • transesophageal echocardiography

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