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Atrial myxoma presenting as a non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

Authors Lalla S, Kawall J, Seecheran R, Ramadhin D, Seecheran V, Persad S, Seecheran NA

Received 3 March 2019

Accepted for publication 21 May 2019

Published 19 June 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 179—183


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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Cristina Weinberg

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Professor Ronald Prineas

Sasha Lalla,1 Jessica Kawall,2 Rajeev Seecheran,2 Divya Ramadhin,1 Valmiki Seecheran,3 Sangeeta Persad,3 Naveen Anand Seecheran2

1Cardiology Unit, Advanced Cardiovascular Institute, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; 2Department of Clinical Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago; 3Department of Medicine, North Central Regional Health Authority, Mt. Hope, Trinidad and Tobago

Abstract: Cardiac myxomas are the most common benign tumors of the heart. We describe the rare phenomenon of myxomatous embolization, resulting in a non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction treated successfully with surgical excision. The routine early use of both transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography is pivotal in selecting an optimal management strategy for these patients.

Keywords: atrial, myxoma, embolization, myocardial infarction

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