Stroke due to a cardiac myxoma

Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, David Northridge, Alastair N J Graham, Robin Grant

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Cardioembolic stroke is an important cause of stroke in young people. Cardioembolism classically causes infarcts in multiple vascular territories. In the case described here a young woman developed cardioembolic stroke secondary to atrial myxoma. The presentation was atypical in that the woman had no systemic manifestations of her myxoma.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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