Atrial myxoma. I. Clinical and pathologic features in nine cases

William K. Nasser, Richard H. Davis, James C. Dillon, Morton E. Tavel, Charles H. Helmen, Harvey Feigenbaum, Charles Fisch

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During the past five years, nine cases of atrial myxoma, seven left and two right, have been diagnosed and successfully treated at this institution. Seven were female and all were Caucasian except for one Negro man. Dyspnea was the most common symptom, being present in all nine patients. Six of the nine complained of vague chest pain and syncope was present in three. Ankle edema was prominent in eight patients. Emboli, pulmonary and/or systemic, occurred in four patients. Congestive heart failure, right and/or left, was present in eight of the nine; no patient complained of hemoptysis. Four patients were found to have anemia and three noted fever. The atrial myxoma was successfully removed with the aid of cardiopulmonary bypass and all nine patients noted marked symptomatic improvement. The clinical, electrocardiographic, and pathologic features are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)694-704
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Heart Journal
Volume83
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1972

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Myxoma
Hemoptysis
Syncope
Embolism
Chest Pain
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Ankle
Dyspnea
Anemia
Edema
Fever
Heart Failure
Lung

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Nasser, W. K., Davis, R. H., Dillon, J. C., Tavel, M. E., Helmen, C. H., Feigenbaum, H., & Fisch, C. (1972). Atrial myxoma. I. Clinical and pathologic features in nine cases. American Heart Journal, 83(5), 694-704. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-8703(72)90411-5

Atrial myxoma. I. Clinical and pathologic features in nine cases. / Nasser, William K.; Davis, Richard H.; Dillon, James C.; Tavel, Morton E.; Helmen, Charles H.; Feigenbaum, Harvey; Fisch, Charles.

In: American Heart Journal, Vol. 83, No. 5, 1972, p. 694-704.

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Nasser, WK, Davis, RH, Dillon, JC, Tavel, ME, Helmen, CH, Feigenbaum, H & Fisch, C 1972, 'Atrial myxoma. I. Clinical and pathologic features in nine cases', American Heart Journal, vol. 83, no. 5, pp. 694-704. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-8703(72)90411-5
Nasser, William K. ; Davis, Richard H. ; Dillon, James C. ; Tavel, Morton E. ; Helmen, Charles H. ; Feigenbaum, Harvey ; Fisch, Charles. / Atrial myxoma. I. Clinical and pathologic features in nine cases. In: American Heart Journal. 1972 ; Vol. 83, No. 5. pp. 694-704.
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