Vol 60, No 3 (2004)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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A giant left atrial myxoma as a cause of a low cardiac output syndrome - a case report

Marek Pelczar, Anna Goździk, Arkadiusz Derkacz, Małgorzata Lipińska-Gediga, Wojciech Kustrzycki
Kardiol Pol 2004;60(3):260-262.
Vol 60, No 3 (2004)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Abstract: A case of a 75-year-old female with a giant left atrial myxoma (54 x 42 mm in transthoracic echocardiography) is presented. She remained in a stable condition, however, developed a low cardiac output syndrome shortly after echocardiographic examination. This was caused by tumour displacement from the atrial wall into the left ventricle. The patient underwent urgent surgery during which the tumour was successfully removed. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of myxoma. Six months after surgery the patient is doing well.

Abstract

Abstract: A case of a 75-year-old female with a giant left atrial myxoma (54 x 42 mm in transthoracic echocardiography) is presented. She remained in a stable condition, however, developed a low cardiac output syndrome shortly after echocardiographic examination. This was caused by tumour displacement from the atrial wall into the left ventricle. The patient underwent urgent surgery during which the tumour was successfully removed. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of myxoma. Six months after surgery the patient is doing well.
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Keywords

left atrial myxoma - low cardiac output syndrome

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Title

A giant left atrial myxoma as a cause of a low cardiac output syndrome - a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 60, No 3 (2004)

Pages

260-262

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2004;60(3):260-262.

Keywords

left atrial myxoma - low cardiac output syndrome

Authors

Marek Pelczar
Anna Goździk
Arkadiusz Derkacz
Małgorzata Lipińska-Gediga
Wojciech Kustrzycki

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