Papillary Fibroelastoma of the Aortic Valve

Akay, Mehmet H.; Seiffert, Moritz; Ott, David A.
April 2009
Texas Heart Institute Journal;2009, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p158
Academic Journal
Case Study
Diagnostic evaluation of embolic neurologic events requires the consideration of cardiac causes. We recently encountered a case that emphasizes the importance of cardiac tumor as a source of embolic events. We present herein the case of a 42-year-old woman who suffered a transient ischemic attack caused by a papillary fibroelastoma that originated from the aortic valve.


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