Stroke and recurrent peripheral embolism in left atrial myxoma

Uner A., Dogan M., Sal E., Peker E.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.65, no.1, pp.101-103, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.2143/ac.65.1.2045899
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.101-103


Primary cardiac tumours are uncommon, with an estimated incidence between 0.0017% and 0.19%. Cardiac myxoma is a rare cause of cerebrovascular disease, especially in children. This case report emphasizes the importance of cardiac evaluation, especially echocardiographic examination in cases with stroke and peripheral embolism.