A heavy heart; A massive right atrial myxoma causing fatigue and shortness of breath.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/125873
Title:
A heavy heart; A massive right atrial myxoma causing fatigue and shortness of breath.
Authors:
Leonard, S; Ryan, J
Affiliation:
The Emergency Department, St Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4. simon.j.leonard@gmail.com
Citation:
A heavy heart; A massive right atrial myxoma causing fatigue and shortness of breath. 2010, 103 (3):83-4 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Mar-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/125873
PubMed ID:
20666072
Abstract:
Cardiac myxomas are rare. The clinical diagnosis of an atrial myxoma may occur in an asymptomatic patient but may also present with cardiac failure, syncope, arrythmias, or with vascular evidence of tumour embolisation. The delay in diagnosis from presentation is approximately ten months. We present the case of a 53-year-old woman who attended our Emergency Department with dyspnoea, fatigue and left sided chest pain. Investigations revealed a massive right atrial myxoma. The tumour was resected successfully. Emergency Physicians should be aware of the subtle ways in which an atrial myxoma can present because of the potential for fatal outcomes.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Diagnostic Imaging; Dyspnea; Fatigue; Female; Heart Atria; Heart Neoplasms; Humans; Middle Aged; Myxoma
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLeonard, Sen
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Jen
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-28T14:42:03Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-28T14:42:03Z-
dc.date.issued2010-03-
dc.identifier.citationA heavy heart; A massive right atrial myxoma causing fatigue and shortness of breath. 2010, 103 (3):83-4 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid20666072-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/125873-
dc.description.abstractCardiac myxomas are rare. The clinical diagnosis of an atrial myxoma may occur in an asymptomatic patient but may also present with cardiac failure, syncope, arrythmias, or with vascular evidence of tumour embolisation. The delay in diagnosis from presentation is approximately ten months. We present the case of a 53-year-old woman who attended our Emergency Department with dyspnoea, fatigue and left sided chest pain. Investigations revealed a massive right atrial myxoma. The tumour was resected successfully. Emergency Physicians should be aware of the subtle ways in which an atrial myxoma can present because of the potential for fatal outcomes.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshDiagnostic Imaging-
dc.subject.meshDyspnea-
dc.subject.meshFatigue-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHeart Atria-
dc.subject.meshHeart Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshMyxoma-
dc.titleA heavy heart; A massive right atrial myxoma causing fatigue and shortness of breath.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentThe Emergency Department, St Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4. simon.j.leonard@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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