Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Atrial Myxoma Evaluation

An evaluation of atrial myxoma begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Usually, the physical examination in those with atrial myxoma is normal.

Physical findings may include:

  • Examination of the heart may reveal a classic tumor plop sound the tumor makes when it moves.

Tests are required to make the diagnosis of atrial myxoma.

Tests that may be used to evaluate atrial myxoma include:

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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Atrial Myxoma References
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