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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 819052, 3 pages
Case Report

A Giant Left Atrial Myxoma

1Department of Cardiology, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, 703 Main Street, Paterson, NJ 07503, USA
2Department of Cardiology, Staten Island University Hospital, 475 Seaview Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA

Received 22 June 2014; Accepted 8 November 2014; Published 21 December 2014

Academic Editor: Michael S. Firstenberg

Copyright © 2014 Medhat F. Zaher 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.


Atrial myxomas are the most common primary cardiac tumors. Patients with left atrial myxomas generally present with mechanical obstruction of blood flow, systemic embolization, and constitutional symptoms. We present a case of an unusually large left atrial myxoma discovered incidentally in a patient with longstanding dyspnea being managed as bronchial asthma.