A Rare Case of Pulmonary Hypertension Caused by Left Atrial Myxoma


Video Supplement to “Severe, Reversible Pulmonary Hypertension From Giant Pedunculated Left Atrial Myxoma" [September 2019 Clinical Images article by Bamford, et al].

A 77-year-old woman with obstructive sleep apnea presented with a 3-week history of leg swelling and dyspnea on exertion. She had a dry cough and lost 10 kg over the past 2 years. Examination revealed elevated jugular venous pressure, reduced air entry in the left lower-lung field, and pedal edema. The following transthoracic echo demonstrates atrial myxoma, which is an unusual cause of severe pulmonary hypertension.

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