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
Whalen RE, Young GW, Sabiston D, McIntosh HD. Cineangiocardiographic Observations in Patients with Atrial Myxomas.. Ann Intern Med. ;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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