Azari A.,Ghaem Hospital |
Azari A.,Cardiovascular Research Center |
Azari A.,Atherosclerosis Prevention Research Center |
Moravvej Z.,Cardiovascular Research Center |
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Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
This is a report of a biatrial cardiac myxoma in a young man with a 10-month history of exertional dyspnea and palpitation. The echocardiogram revealed biatrial myxoma prolapsing through the mitral and tricuspid valves during diastole. All cardiac chambers were enlarged and dysfunctional. The electrocardiogram revealed a rapid ventricular response with atrial flutter rhythm. The masses were resected and diagnosed as myxoma by a histological examination. The follow-up echocardiogram revealed significant improvement in ventricular function and reduction in the cardiac chambers' volume. There was no evidence of myxoma recurrence. The most probable cause of the patient's heart failure was considered to be tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy. © The Korean Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2015. Source