A survivor of near sudden death caused by giant left atrial myxoma.

@article{Maruyama1999ASO,
  title={A survivor of near sudden death caused by giant left atrial myxoma.},
  author={Takahisa Maruyama and C Chino and Takeshi Kobayashi and Kei Ohta and Taro Kono and Hideaki Nakano},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={1003-6}
}
Sudden hemodynamic collapse occurred in a 20-year-old man after an Emergency Department visit with a complaint of dizziness and chest discomfort. A left atrial myxoma was demonstrated by echocardiography. Resuscitation procedures followed by surgical repair resulted in an excellent outcome. Although sudden death is a serious manifestation of cardiac myxoma, reports of survivors of near sudden death caused by this tumor have been rare.