Echocardiographic diagnosis of left atrial myxoma. Usefulness of suprasternal approach

A. A. Petsas, S. Gottlieb, B. Kingsley, B. L. Segal, R. J. Myerburg

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)627-632
Number of pages6
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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