The Importance of Coronary Angiography in a Patient with Cardiac Myxoma
Büşra Özdemi̇r, Serhat Hüseyi̇n, Volkan Yüksel, Gönül Sağıroğlu
Keywords: Atrial myxoma, coronary artery disease, coronary bypass surgery
Concomitant occurrence of atrial myxoma and coronary artery disease is a rare entity with no established link between the two conditions. However, coronary angiography should be considered in all patients with myxoma, even in those with an asymptomatic course, since most of these patients harbor risk factors for coronary artery disease due to their advanced age at the time of diagnosis. Furthermore, angiography allows visualization of the coronary vasculature as well as embolisms that may result from myxoma. Herein, we aimed to present the importance of preoperative coronary angiography in asymptomatic coronary artery disease, through a case presentation involving a patient who was referred to our clinic with vertigo and who was consequently diagnosed with left atrial myxoma.