Title

Atrial Myxoma, a Rare Cause of Sudden Cardiac Death: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Division

North Florida

Hospital

Ocala

Document Type

Manuscript

Publication Date

1-19-2020

Keywords

sudden cardiac death, SCD, cardiac neoplasms, conduction abnormalities

Disciplines

Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Neoplasms

Abstract

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.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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