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Calcified left atrial myxoma with floppy mitral valve.
  1. G P Sharratt,
  2. M L Grover,
  3. J L Monro


    A heavily calcified left atrial myxoma in a man aged 53 was diagnosed from the plain chest x-ray film and confirmed by echocardiography. There was also moderate mitral regurgitation caused by a floppy mitral valve. Before a systemic embolus is considered to have arisen from a floppy mitral valve, echocardiography must be performed.

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