Long asymptomatic period of atrial myxomas.

  title={Long asymptomatic period of atrial myxomas.},
  author={Paul J Oldershaw and Martin Sutton and References Gibson},
  volume={35 1},
Atrial myxomas are thought to be slow growing tumours ,' 2 but there is little published information about the period over which they may be present before causing symptoms that lead to their eventual diagnosis. We review three case reports that provide evidence that atrial myxomas may be present for many years before definitive diagnosis is made. Attention is drawn to the need for echocardiographic screening of patients with systemic emboli and careful histological examination of embolic… CONTINUE READING