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Revista del Nacional (Itauguá)

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JAROLIN FIGUEREDO, Jorge. Left atrial myxoma: manifestation due to lipotimia and syncopal episodes of short duration. Rev. Nac. (Itauguá) [online]. 2017, vol.9, n.2, pp.84-90. ISSN 2072-8174.

We present a case of left atrial myxoma that is manifested clinically by syncopal episodes of short duration related to the postural position. The diagnosis was confirmed by transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography and complemented by cardiac catheterization in which a severe lesion of the anterior descending artery was discovered. Cardiac surgery with extracorporeal circulation was the treatment achieving complete excision of the tumor at the site of implantation of its pedicle.

Keywords : cardiac tumor; atrial myxoma; lipothymia.

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