MYXOMA: OTHER DIAGNOSIS OF HIGH MITRAL GRADIENT THAN MITRAL STENOSIS
Amine Kherraf*, Meriem El Mousaid, Jihane Hassari, Mohamed El Ghali Benouna, Leila Azzouzi and Rachida Habbal
Myxoma is the most common primary tumor of the heart and can arise in any of the cardiac chambers. This paper reports a 65 -year-old hypertensive and menopausal woman, hospitalized for exertional dyspnea since ten months with signifiant weight loss. Transthoracic echocardiography showed a left atrial myxoma, prolapsing across the mitral valve into the left ventricle causing a mean gradient of 24 mmHg with severe pulmonary hypertension (97 mmHg). The patient underwent successful resection of the myxoma with good outcome.
Keywords: Myxoma, Cardiac tumors, mitral valve gradient, systemic embolization,
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