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Vol 68, No 6 (2010)
Chorzy trudni typowi
Published online: 2010-06-17
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Big myxoma of the left atrium suggesting pulmonary embolism

Teresa Nowak, Andrzej Stachurski, Maciej Rachwalik, Wojciech Kustrzycki, Roman Szełemej
Kardiol Pol 2010;68(6):695-696.

open access

Vol 68, No 6 (2010)
Chorzy trudni typowi
Published online: 2010-06-17
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Cardiac myxomas are rare. They usually appear as a sporadic isolated mass in the left atrium of women with no other pathology. Our patient had symptoms which may suggest pulmonary embolism (PE)-TTE, D-dimers, ECG, laboratory findings seemed to confirm acute PE. Physical examination was unremarkable. Signs of pulmonary hypertension and shortened acceleration time also suggested PE. However, angio-CT excluded it. The patient was transfered to surgical department. During the operation the big myxoma filling the whole space of the left atrium and blocking the entrance to the left ventricle was found and easily removed.
Kardiol Pol 2010; 68, 6: 695-696

Abstract

Cardiac myxomas are rare. They usually appear as a sporadic isolated mass in the left atrium of women with no other pathology. Our patient had symptoms which may suggest pulmonary embolism (PE)-TTE, D-dimers, ECG, laboratory findings seemed to confirm acute PE. Physical examination was unremarkable. Signs of pulmonary hypertension and shortened acceleration time also suggested PE. However, angio-CT excluded it. The patient was transfered to surgical department. During the operation the big myxoma filling the whole space of the left atrium and blocking the entrance to the left ventricle was found and easily removed.
Kardiol Pol 2010; 68, 6: 695-696
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Keywords

myxoma of left atrium; pulmonary embolism; D-dimers

About this article
Title

Big myxoma of the left atrium suggesting pulmonary embolism

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 68, No 6 (2010)

Pages

695-696

Published online

2010-06-17

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2010;68(6):695-696.

Keywords

myxoma of left atrium
pulmonary embolism
D-dimers

Authors

Teresa Nowak
Andrzej Stachurski
Maciej Rachwalik
Wojciech Kustrzycki
Roman Szełemej

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