Atrial myxomas are the most common primary neoplasms of the heart. Clinical presentation varies from asymptomatic incidental masses to serious life-threatening cardiovascular complications. We describe the case of a 37-year-old man who presented with both coronary and cerebral embolisation secondary to an atrial myxoma in the context of a recent normal transthoracic echocardiogram.
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Contributors AR: wrote text component of case report and undertook literature review. TF: acquired and analysed data. NJ: acquired and analysed data. AMA-K: acquired data, assisted with proofing, language editing and provided general supervision.
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