Cardiac myxoma: a diagnostic challenge for the neurologist.

  title={Cardiac myxoma: a diagnostic challenge for the neurologist.},
  author={R S Yufe and George Karpati and Stirling Carpenter},
  volume={26 11},
Three patients with left atrial myxoma presented with prominent neurologic symptoms and signs (cerebrovascular disease and/or syncope) within the past year. Two patients died because antemortem diagnosis was late or missed. One patient was successfully treated. Cardiac myxoma produces protean clinical manifestations that do not always include cardiac signs and symptoms. Neurologists may be called on for diagnostic consultation in patients who will prove to have cardiac myxoma. Unexplained… CONTINUE READING