Myocardial Infarction as an Alert to the Presence of Left Atrial Myxoma
Khaled Albouaini 1, Shahe Boghossian 2, Amr Alkarmi 3 *
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1 Specialist Registrar in Cardiology, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK
2 Clinical Research Associate, University of Newcastle, UK
3 Clinical Research Fellow, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK
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Abstract

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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Article Type: Case Report

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/82903

EUR J GEN MED, 2010 - Volume 7 Issue 4, pp. 440-442

Publication date: 12 Oct 2010

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