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Case reports
Acute inferolateral myocardial infarction as the first manifestation of left atrial myxoma – a case report

Dariusz Łuczak, Bohdan Firek, Katarzyna Gepner, Hanna Szwed
Kardiol Pol 2005;63(9):324-327.

open access

Vol 63, No 9 (2005)
Other
Published online: 2005-09-21
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A case of a young patient admitted to our hospital due to acute myocardial infarction is presented. Coronary angiography revealed normal coronary arteries. Echocardiography performed immediately after coronary angiography showed the presence of the left atrial myxoma. Three days later the patient underwent urgent surgery with a favourable outcome. The role of echocardiography in detecting atrial myxoma and mechanisms of myocardial infarction caused by this anomaly are discussed.

Abstract

A case of a young patient admitted to our hospital due to acute myocardial infarction is presented. Coronary angiography revealed normal coronary arteries. Echocardiography performed immediately after coronary angiography showed the presence of the left atrial myxoma. Three days later the patient underwent urgent surgery with a favourable outcome. The role of echocardiography in detecting atrial myxoma and mechanisms of myocardial infarction caused by this anomaly are discussed.
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Keywords

left atrial myxoma; myocardial infarction; echocardiography

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Title

Case reports
Acute inferolateral myocardial infarction as the first manifestation of left atrial myxoma – a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 63, No 9 (2005)

Pages

324-327

Published online

2005-09-21

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2005;63(9):324-327.

Keywords

left atrial myxoma
myocardial infarction
echocardiography

Authors

Dariusz Łuczak
Bohdan Firek
Katarzyna Gepner
Hanna Szwed

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