Syncope and Sudden Death Caused by Mitral Valve MyxomasPuff, Michael B.S.; Taff, Mark L. M.D.; Spitz, Werner U. M.D.; Eckert, William G. M.D.The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology: March 1986 Residents' Corner: PDF Only Abstract Two adults experienced syncopal episodes before dying suddenly. The autopsies revealed mitral valve myxomas. Mitral valve myxomas producing syncope and sudden death are discussed. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.