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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 125-127

Large left atrial myxoma causing mitral valve obstruction: A rare cause of syncope


1 Department of Internal Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Cardiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Young Researchers Club, Islamic Azad University, Babol Branch, Babol, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Mahdi Montazeri
Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Northern Kargar Avenue, Tehran
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2211-4122.147208

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Cardiac myxoma is the most frequent benign tumors of heart. A 37-year-old woman dropped during the second prostration in prayer and decreased his mental state, with no prior history of syncope. On cardiac examination, there was an early diastolic sound that was compatible with a tumor plop. A transthoracic echocardiogram was performed which showed the presence of a pediculated mass in the left atrium, with an appearance suggestive of atrial myxoma. Atrial Myxoma can appear with non-specific symptoms. The best diagnostic method for myxoma is echocardiography that has a high sensitivity


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