Myocardial infarction as complication of left atrial myxoma.

  title={Myocardial infarction as complication of left atrial myxoma.},
  author={Sandra Braun and Hagen Schroetter and Klaus Reynen and Carsten Schwencke and Ruth H. Strasser},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  volume={101 1},
Although cardiac myxomas are histologically benign, they tend to form emboli and cause intracardiac obstruction, so that they must be classified as potentially fatal tumors of the heart. The probability of arterial embolism is closely correlated with the morphology of the tumor. Thus, villous myxomas are more fragile and form emboli more often. Nuclear spin tomography and echocardiographic cine-mode sequences provide impressive images of the potential for embolism. It appears that coronary… CONTINUE READING