The Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal

ISSN: 1874-1924 ― Volume 11, 2017

Stroke from A Large Left Atrial Myxoma

Hitoshi Hirose*, 1, Benjamin A Youdelman1, John W. C Entwistle2
1 Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA;
2 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


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.

Key Words: Myxoma, mitral valve disease, stroke, surgery..

Article Information

Identifiers and Pagination:

Year: 2008
Volume: 2
First Page: 115
Last Page: 117
Publisher Id: TOCMJ-2-115
DOI: 10.2174/1874192400802010115

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

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