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Stroke due to a cardiac myxoma.

Authors
  • Al-Shahi Salman, Rustam
  • Northridge, David
  • Graham, Alastair N J
  • Grant, Robin
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMJ Case Reports
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
2009
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/bcr.09.2008.0875
PMID: 21686589
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

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.

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