Three cases of left atrial myxoma were studied by echocardiography. In one case the atrial tumor was prolapsing through the mitral orifice into the left ventricular cavity; in the other two cases it was not. The angiocardiographic and operative findings correlated well with those from echocardiography. A systematic echocardiographic study is important; the suprasternal approach is useful in the echocardiographic exploration of the left atrium, especially for nonprolapsing tumors.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||British heart journal|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1976|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine