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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2009, Article ID 306375, 3 pages
Case Report

Systemic Embolism and Septic Shock Complicated Left Atrial Myxoma: Case Report

Service de Cardiologie, Hôpital Farhat Hached, 4000 Sousse, Tunisia

Received 18 July 2009; Accepted 10 October 2009

Academic Editor: Florian Thalhammer

Copyright © 2009 B. Trimeche et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Myxoma is the most common primary tumor of the heart. The rarity of infected cardiac myxomas leads to numerous diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties. We present a case of infected left atrial myxoma caused by methicillin-sensible Staphylococcus aureus in a 48-year-old woman complicated by systemic embolism and septic shock.