The Endocarditis of Left Atrial Myxoma: A Case Report

Imane Essaket *

Department of Cardiology, Mohammed VI University Hospital, Marrakech, Morocco.

Hind Nabawi

Department of Cardiology, Mohammed VI University Hospital, Marrakech, Morocco.

Mohammed Imad Rhoujjati

Department of Cardiology, Mohammed VI University Hospital, Marrakech, Morocco.

El Jamili

Department of Cardiology, Mohammed VI University Hospital, Marrakech, Morocco.

EL Karimi

Department of Cardiology, Mohammed VI University Hospital, Marrakech, Morocco.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

In this case report, a 37-year-old man with a history of lethargy, nocturnal sweats, and fever is diagnosed with an infected myxoma. His fever was 38 degrees. He was on broad-spectrum antibiotic treatment and had inflammatory markers and positive blood cultures. The transthoracic echocardiogram revealed a large mobile mass connected to the atrial septum, even though the mitral valve was unobstructed. He was given antibiotics for two weeks, or until his inflammatory signs returned to normal. A large atrial myxoma was surgically excised from the patient. It was an easy postoperative therapy.  

Keywords: Endocarditis, myxoma, infection, surgery, antibiotic, resistance


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Essaket , I., Nabawi , H., Imad Rhoujjati , M., Jamili , E., & Karimi , E. (2023). The Endocarditis of Left Atrial Myxoma: A Case Report. Asian Journal of Research in Cardiovascular Diseases, 5(1), 1–5. Retrieved from https://journalijrrc.com/index.php/AJRCD/article/view/71

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