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- 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:
- Pulse oximetry
- Blood electrolytes
- Cardiac enzymes
- Troponin levels
- Thyroid profile
- Coagulation profile
- Chest x-ray
- Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
- Cardiac monitoring
- Thallium heart scan
- Ventilation perfusion lung scan may be performed to exclude pulmonary embolism as an underlying cause.
- Cardiac catheterization
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PubMed Myxoma References
- Ekinci EI, Donnan GA. Neurological manifestations of cardiac myxoma: a review of the literature and report of cases. Intern Med J. 2004 May;34(5):243-9. 
- Percell RL Jr, Henning RJ, Siddique Patel M. Atrial myxoma: case report and a review of the literature. Heart Dis. 2003 May-Jun;5(3):224-30. 
- Vasquez A, Sethi G, Maximov M, Marcus FI. Atrial myxomas in the elderly: a case report and review of the literature. Am J Geriatr Cardiol. 2004 Jan-Feb;13(1):39-44.