Supplementary Material for: A Rare Case of Aortic Valve Myxoma: An Unusual Cause of Embolic Stroke
2011-05-04T00:00:00Z (GMT) by
Aortic valve myxoma is an extremely rare cardiac tumour. We describe a 60-year-old woman found to have an aortic valve myxoma and a patent foramen ovale (PFO) presenting as a stroke. In view of the recurrent cerebral ischaemic events, the aortic valve myxoma was surgically removed and the PFO was closed. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of aortic valve myxoma with a PFO. We also highlight the importance of identifying a possible cardiac source of embolism in a stroke patient and considering this rare tumour as a cause in patients with a cryptogenic stroke.