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

Jong Won Ha, Woong Chul Kang, Namsik Chung, Byung Chul Chang, Se Joong Rim, Jin Wook Kwon, Yangsoo Jang, Won Heum Shim, Seung Yun Cho, Sung Soon Kim, Sang Ho Cho

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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).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1579-1582
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume83
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jun 1

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Ha, J. W., Kang, W. C., Chung, N., Chang, B. C., Rim, S. J., Kwon, J. W., Jang, Y., Shim, W. H., Cho, S. Y., Kim, S. S., & Cho, S. H. (1999). Echocardiographic and morphologic characteristics of left atrial myxoma and their relation to systemic embolism. American Journal of Cardiology, 83(11), 1579-1582. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0002-9149(99)00156-3