Re: Left atrial myxoma
We would like to share our experience regarding atypical presentations of atrial myxoma. Atrial myxoma can embolise with a predilection for the coronary and central nervous circulations, however if there is cross circulation present such as a patent foramen ovale, then paradoxical emboli can occur. These paradoxical emboli can lead to life threatening pulmonary emboli and patients can present in extremis. Atrial Myxoma is a rare condition however clinicians should be vigilant to its possible presentations as early diagnosis with prompt surgery leads to successful outcomes.
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