Left Atrial Myxoma Presenting With Intermittent Claudication and Raynaud's Phenomenon: Echocardiographic Patterns of the Tumor Size

Kounis, Nicholas G.
May 1979
Angiology;May1979, Vol. 30 Issue 5, p356
Academic Journal
The article presents a study of left atrial myxoma with intermittent claudication and Raynaud's Phenomenon. Atrial myxoma is a curable acquired heart disease, but if undetected, it can lead to serious and distressing symptoms or to fatal embolic complications. Echocardiography has proved to be a reliable, easily repeatable, inexpensive, and safe method in the diagnosis of atrial myxomas. These tumors may mimic mitral valve disease, and it is essential to consider atrial myxomas in any patient with a suspected mitral valve lesion. It describes a patient with atrial myxoma and unusual clinical symptoms, including intermittent claudication and Raynaud's phenomenon. The echocardiographie patterns of the tumor size are also presented.


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