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Findings that shed new light on the possible pathogenesis of a disease or an adverse effect
Stroke due to a cardiac myxoma

Summary

Cardioembolic stroke is an important cause of stroke in young people. Cardioembolism classically causes infarcts in multiple vascular territories. In the case described here a young woman developed cardioembolic stroke secondary to atrial myxoma. The presentation was atypical in that the woman had no systemic manifestations of her myxoma.

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