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.
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