Journal of Cardiovascular Echography

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

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


Negin Rashidi1, Mahdi Montazeri2, Mohammad Montazeri3 
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

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


How to cite this article:
Rashidi N, Montazeri M, Montazeri M. Large left atrial myxoma causing mitral valve obstruction: A rare cause of syncope.J Cardiovasc Echography 2014;24:125-127


How to cite this URL:
Rashidi N, Montazeri M, Montazeri M. Large left atrial myxoma causing mitral valve obstruction: A rare cause of syncope. J Cardiovasc Echography [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Aug 13 ];24:125-127
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