Case Report: Left atrial myxoma with confirmed Delta variant COVID-19 infection, "to treat or withhold"

F1000Res. 2022 Aug 31;11:986. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.124159.1. eCollection 2022.


Primary cardiac tumors (PCTs) are extremely rare entities. More than half of PCTs are benign, with myxoma being the most common tumor. Generally, simple tumor resection is the treatment of choice for benign PCTs since it has promising results that yield low complication and recurrence rates. However, in the COVID-19 pandemic era, the mitigation protocols and/or concurrent COVID-19 infection should be taken into account in patient management for the best overall outcome. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of a patient with a left atrial myxoma and systemic embolism complication in the form of an ischemic stroke, with a concurrent confirmed COVID-19 delta variant infection.

Keywords: COVID-19; delta variant; myxoma; primary cardiac tumors.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19* / complications
  • Heart Atria / pathology
  • Heart Atria / surgery
  • Heart Neoplasms* / complications
  • Heart Neoplasms* / pathology
  • Heart Neoplasms* / surgery
  • Humans
  • Myxoma* / complications
  • Myxoma* / pathology
  • Myxoma* / surgery
  • Pandemics
  • SARS-CoV-2

Supplementary concepts

  • SARS-CoV-2 variants

Grant support

The author(s) declared that no grants were involved in supporting this work.