Echo post mortem
A tragic case when a definite diagnosis was made by the Echo after a patient's death.
A worm in the right atrium, video
It is great to achieve the best result of treatment with minimum cost and risk. This is such story. Watch the video:
Dramatic but not very frequent course of events
It is more likely to make a correct diagnosis of unfrequent disease when you remember this disease. 

A middle aged woman, apex of the heart: ...
Typical case but difficult diagnosis
It is simpler to make a correct diagnosis when you have an appropriate experience. If you have extensive experience, you can make the diagnosis almost automatically without any mental strain.
It 's hard to make a diagnosis when you meet some disease for the first time, especially when this disease is rare. That is why it is useful to read good descriptions of clinical cases. Here is another one challenging case.
How to detect a left atrial myxoma by auscultation
How to detect a left atrial myxoma by auscultationIs it possible to find left atrial myxoma bedside? 

Sometimes it is possible.  But cardiac myxomas are a rare illness.  It is almost impossible to get corresponding experience auscultating a lot of such patients.  

Our patient described below had clear and bright auscultatory picture of the left atrial myxoma.  You can learn this case and probably one day you will make the correct diagnosis by auscultation alone.
Learn about auscultatory signs of left atrial myxoma
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