Atrial Myxoma, a Rare Cause of Sudden Cardiac Death: A Case Report and Review of Literature
Ocala Regional Medical Center
sudden cardiac death, SCD, cardiac neoplasms, conduction abnormalities
Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Neoplasms
Despite the huge improvement in cardiovascular care over the past several decades and the decline in cardiovascular deaths, sudden cardiac death (SCD) continues to present a nationwide health problem accounting to more than half of all deaths from cardiovascular disease. Majority of these cases are related to coronary artery disease and arrhythmias, however, a very small number of these cases are secondary to cardiac neoplasms. These neoplasms commonly present with conduction abnormalities or symptoms secondary to valvular disease such as dyspnea, orthopnea, cough and/or edema. This is a rare case of a 63-year-old gentleman who suffered sudden cardiac death secondary to a cardiac myxoma.
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Hasan M, Abdelmaseih R, Faluk M, et al. (January 19, 2020) Atrial Myxoma, a Rare Cause of Sudden Cardiac Death: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Cureus 12(1): e6704. doi:10.7759/cureus.6704