Aziz and Zaeem
Greener Journal of Medical Sciences Vol. 3 (5), pp. 171-173, July 2013.
ISSN: 2276-7797 © 2011 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 061713677
Atrial Myxoma Presenting as Acute Stroke: A Case Report and Review of Literature
Fahad Aziz, Misbah Zaeem
1,2Department of Internal Medicine, Section on Hospital Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard,
Winston Salem, NC 27157.
Email: Fahadaziz.md @ gmail. com, P: 347-461-6570
Cardiac myxoma is a rare cardiac tumor, but is notorious for emboli to the general circulation. Acute ischemic strokes are one of the most common complications of the emboli arising from the cardiac myxoma. Here, we describe an interesting case of acute stroke, which was later found to have myxoma.
Keywords: Atrial Myxoma, Emboli, Acute stroke.