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Case report
An unusual presentation of atrial myxoma: thromboembolic phenomenon with a recent normal echocardiogram
  1. Alexander Rofe1,
  2. Timothy N Fazio1,2,
  3. Nicholas Jones1 and
  4. Ahmed M Al-Kaisey1
  1. 1 Cardiology, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
  2. 2 Medicine, Austin Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ahmed M Al-Kaisey; ahmed.alkaisey{at}


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.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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