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Am J Cardiol. 1999 Jun 1;83(11):1579-82, A8.

Echocardiographic and morphologic characteristics of left atrial myxoma and their relation to systemic embolism.

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Yonsei Cardiovascular Center, and Department of Pathology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jwha@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr

Abstract

We examined the relation between the echocardiographic morphology of cardiac myxoma and systemic embolism in 25 patients. Two distinct types of myxoma could be identified by echocardiography: round type characterized by solid and round shape with nonmobile surface (n = 13, 52%), and polypoid type characterized by soft and irregular shape with mobile surface (n = 12, 48%); multiple regression analysis revealed the polypoid type of tumor was the only independent predictor of systemic embolism (p = 0.0029).

PMID:
10363879
DOI:
10.1016/s0002-9149(99)00156-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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