Robert E. Whalen, M.D.; Glenn W. Young, M.D.; David Sabiston Jr., M.D.; Henry D. McIntosh, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Atrial myxomas can and do masquerade as a number of diseases. A review of the clinical features in five cases of left and two cases of right atrial myxoma indicates that females predominate (six of seven cases); a misdiagnosis of rheumatic heart disease is frequent (four of seven); rhythm disturbances varying from atrial fibrillation to complete heart block occur; systemic symptoms (four of seven) and embolization (five of seven) are prevalent; progressive heart failure is frequent (five of seven); and awareness of the entity can enable the diagnosis on clinical grounds alone, (four of seven). Laboratory examination provided several helpful
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Whalen RE, Young GW, Sabiston D, McIntosh HD. Cineangiocardiographic Observations in Patients with Atrial Myxomas.. Ann Intern Med. 1966;64:1152. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-5-1152_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(5):1152.
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