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An unusual cause of heart failure

Publication date: Sunday, 17 March 2013
Contributor(s): Dr Nikunj Shah, Dr Saiq ah Azad

We describe a patient with heart failure, diagnosed from clinical history and examination, and with a raised BNP. Despite treatment, her symptoms progressed. Echocardiography, performed after a six-month delay, showed a large mass. After excision of the mass, an atrial myxoma, the patient recovered rapidly and well.

Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 6 Number 1 Jan-Feb-Mar 2013
Print edition page(s): 24
Contributor(s): Dr Nikunj Shah, Dr Saiq ah Azad

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