Stroke from a large left atrial myxoma.
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.
Recommended CitationHirose, MD, Hitoshi; Youdelman, MD, Benjamin A.; and Entwistle, MD, John W.C., "Stroke from a large left atrial myxoma." (2008). Department of Surgery Faculty Papers. Paper 16.