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Myocardial infarction as an alert to the presence of left atrial myxoma

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Shahe Boghossian


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Cardiac Myxomas constitute more than half of the benign cardiac tumours. Embolic events occur in 30 percent of cardiac myxomas. In this report we present a case where an echocardiography was a pivotal tool in the diagnosis of a probable cardiac embolic source in a patient who presented with acute myocardial infarction and failed to reperfuse after thrombolysis.

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Author(s): Albouaini K, Boghossian S, Alkarmi A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: European Journal of General Medicine

Year: 2010

Volume: 7

Issue: 4

Pages: 440-442

Print publication date: 01/01/2010

ISSN (print): 1304-3889

ISSN (electronic): 1304-3897

Publisher: Medical Investigations Society