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Unusual association of diseases/symptoms
An unusual cause of stroke in an older patient
  1. A Qureshi1,
  2. E Odongo2,
  3. E T McWilliams3
  1. 1Geriatrics/GIM Department, Conquest Hospital, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, UK
  2. 2Department of Internal Medicine, Conquest Hospital, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, UK
  3. 3Cardiology Department, Conquest Hospital, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, UK
  1. Correspondence to E T McWilliams, eric.mcwilliams{at}esht.nhs.uk

Summary

The case of an older patient admitted with an acute stroke in the presence of atrial fibrillation is presented. Subsequent transthoracic echocardiography and advanced imaging suggested the diagnosis of a large papillary fibroelastoma on the anterior mitral valve leaflet (AML). The patient underwent surgical resection and made an excellent clinical recovery.

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