Stroke from A Large Left Atrial Myxoma
Hitoshi Hirose*, 1, Benjamin A Youdelman1, John W. C Entwistle2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2008
First Page: 115
Last Page: 117
Publisher Id: TOCMJ-2-115
Article History:Received Date: 17/11/2008
Revision Received Date: 24/11/2008
Acceptance Date: 28/11/2008
Electronic publication date: 16/12/2008
Collection year: 2008
open-access license: This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
A 36-year-old male involved in a car accident was found to have an embolic stroke due to a left atrial myxoma. Open heart surgery was delayed 4 weeks to decrease the risk of neurologic complications from the anticoagulation required for cardiopulmonary bypass. After resection of the myxoma, intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography found severe mitral regurgitation, which was repaired.