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MICAL2 is expressed in cancer associated neo-angiogenic capillary endothelia and it is required for endothelial cell viability, motility and VEGF response.

Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Basis Dis 2019 Apr 17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Institute of Life Sciences, 56124 Pisa, Italy. Electronic address:

The capacity of inducing angiogenesis is a recognized hallmark of cancer cells. The cancer microenvironment, characterized by hypoxia and inflammatory signals, promotes proliferation, migration and activation of quiescent endothelial cells (EC) from surrounding vascular network. Current anti-angiogenic drugs present side effects, temporary efficacy, and issues of primary resistance, thereby calling for the identification of new therapeutic targets. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbadis.2019.04.008DOI Listing
April 2019
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Minimally invasive and conventional surgical treatment of primary benign cardiac tumors.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Apr 11;14(1):76. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, 1665 Kongjiang Road, Shanghai, 200092, China.

Background: Primary cardiac tumors are rare and the majorities are benign. Conventional surgical treatment uses median sternotomy, while minimally invasive surgery from right anterolateral minithoracotomy has become an alternative method in recent years. In this study, we summarized the surgical outcomes of both approaches. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13019-019-0890-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6458600PMC
April 2019
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[Clinical and pathological characteristics of cardiac tumors: analyses of 689 cases at a single medical center].

Zhonghua Bing Li Xue Za Zhi 2019 Apr;48(4):293-297

Department of Pathology, Guangdong Provincial People' Hospital; Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou 510080, China.

To study the clinicopathological characteristics of cardiac neoplasms. A total of 689 cases of cardiac neoplasms from January 1st 1992 to December 31th 2017 at Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital were collected. The clinical data and histologic features were analyzed along with a review of literature. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.0529-5807.2019.04.006DOI Listing
April 2019
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Thrombocytopenia recovered by surgical resection of a myxoma.

J Cardiol Cases 2019 Mar 20;19(3):97-100. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Takamatsu Red Cross Hospital, Takamatsu, Japan.

Myxoma is the most common primary cardiac neoplasm, and causes a variety of symptoms, including hematological disorder. An 82-year-old man with anorexia was diagnosed with a gastrointestinal stromal tumor. Computed tomography and echocardiography showed a 2-cm tumor in the left atrium. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jccase.2018.12.005DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6429533PMC
March 2019
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Evaluation of the potential predictors of embolism in patients with left atrial myxoma.

Echocardiography 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of Cardiology, Kosuyolu Kartal Heart Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Introduction: Cardiac myxomas are the most common primary intracardiac tumors. Although myxomas are histologically benign, they are potentially dangerous due to potential risk of systemic and cerebral embolism. In this study, we aimed to investigate the potential predictors of embolism in patients with left atrial myxoma. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/echo.14331DOI Listing
April 2019
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Identify the critical protein-coding genes and long noncoding RNAs in cardiac myxoma.

J Cell Biochem 2019 Mar 25. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China.

Cardiac myxoma (CM) is the most common benign cardiac tumor which is mostly sporadic. Increasing evidence show that protein-coding genes (PCGs) and long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) play important roles in the pathology processes of multiple cancers. However, the functional roles and regulatory mechanisms of RNAs interaction in CM are still unclear. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcb.28618DOI Listing
March 2019
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Heart myxoma develops oncogenic and metastatic phenotype.

J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 2019 Mar 21. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Departamento de Bioquímica, Instituto Nacional de Cardiología, Juan Badiano No. 1. Col Sección XVI, Tlalpan, Mexico City, Mexico.

Purpose: Heart myxomas have been frequently considered as benign lesions associated with Carney's complex. However, after surgical removal, myxomas re-emerge causing dysfunctional heart.

Methods: To identify whether cardiac myxomas may develop a metastatic phenotype as occurs in malignant cancers, a profile of several proteins involved in malignancy such as oncogenes (c-MYC, K-RAS and H-RAS), cancer-associated metabolic transcriptional factors (HIF-1α, p53 and PPAR-γ) and epithelial-mesenchymal transition proteins (fibronectin, vimentin, β-catenin, SNAIL and MMP-9) were evaluated in seven samples from a cohort of patients with atrial and ventricular myxomas. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00432-019-02897-0DOI Listing
March 2019
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Ectopic Liver Tissue Mistakenly Diagnosed as a Right Atrial Myxoma.

Cureus 2019 Jan 10;11(1):e3862. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Cardiology, University of Kentucky School of Medicine, Lexington, USA.

Myxomas, metastatic tumors, thrombi, and vegetations top the differential diagnosis list of cardiac masses. We present a case of ectopic liver tissue, a far less common etiology of a right atrial mass, discovered incidentally on transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) of a 37-year-old female with multiple comorbidities who was referred to our facility for further management of left popliteal artery occlusion and right lower extremity cellulitis. We discuss further the categories, proposed pathogenesis, diagnostic approach, and potential complications of ectopic liver tissue. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.3862DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6414190PMC
January 2019
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Atrial Hemangioma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Mar 19. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shandong Provincial Qianfoshan Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan, China.

A primary cardiac tumor is a rare clinical entity which was reported an incidence of 0.03% in previous autopsy series. 75% cardiac tumors are cardiac myxoma and cardiac hemangiomas constitute only 1-2% of primary cardiac tumors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.ra.18-00207DOI Listing
March 2019
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Identification of a PRKAR1A mutation (c.491_492delTG) in familial cardiac myxoma: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Mar;98(11):e14866

Department of Central Laboratory, Liaocheng People's Hospital, Liaocheng, China.

Rationale: Cardiac myxoma is the most common cardiac neoplasm. Currently, there are not many reports on familial cardiac myxoma. Herein, we reported 2 first-degree relatives with left atrial myxoma. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000014866DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6426518PMC
March 2019
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Cured from a Cardiac Myxoma? Brain Intraparenchymal Hemorrhage in a Patient with a 10-year Successfully Resected Cardiac Myxoma.

World Neurosurg 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Lyerly Neurosurgery / Baptist Neurological Institute, Jacksonville, FL. Electronic address:

Background: A cardiac myxoma (CM) is the most common primary tumor of the heart. This case report highlights that for metastatic cardiac myxomas, even after a successful total resection, there is a small but real risk of recurrence that can manifest as late as 10 years after initial tumor resection.

Case Description: We present the case of a 53-year-old woman who visited the emergency room after a 4-day worsening right-sided weakness. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2019.01.295DOI Listing
March 2019
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Image of the month: Ventricular myxoma mimicking hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Clin Med (Lond) 2019 Mar;19(2):131-132

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, India; Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, India.

A 5-year-old boy with an incidentally detected cardiac murmur was referred for evaluation. Tall R waves were noted in the electrocardiogram in leads V3 and V4. Transthoracic echocardiography suggested asymmetric septal hypertrophy with diffuse thickening of the inter-ventricular septum with normal thickness of the posterior left ventricular wall. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7861/clinmedicine.19-2-131DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6454353PMC
March 2019
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Left Atrial Myxoma.

Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2019 Mar;12(3):e008820

Department of Paediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease (S.S., S.J.M., C.P.S., C.M., P.E., O.T.), Technical University of Munich.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.118.008820DOI Listing
March 2019
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Predictors of Normalization of Circulating Interleukin-6 after Cardiac Myxoma Resection.

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Jan-Feb;34(1):22-27

Department of Clinical Investigation, The First Hospital of Putian, Teaching Hospital, Fujian Medical University, Putian, Fujian Province, People's Republic of China.

Objective: To disclose the relationships between the anatomic features of cardiac myxomas and plasma interleukin (IL)-6 levels.

Methods: Twelve patients undergoing cardiac myxoma resection at The First Hospital of Putian, Teaching Hospital, Fujian Medical University were enrolled into this study. Pre- and postoperative IL-6 levels were determined by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay method, and correlations between cardiac myxoma dimension or volume and plasma IL-6 levels were analyzed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21470/1678-9741-2018-0161DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6385831PMC
March 2019
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Neurological Complications of Cardiac Tumors.

Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep 2019 Feb 26;19(4):15. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Department of Neurosciences and Mental Health, Neurology Service, Hospital de Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, Lisbon, Portugal.

Purpose Of Review: This article reviews recent literature regarding the neurological manifestations of cardiac tumors, including diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment.

Recent Findings: Clinical cases of patients with acute ischemic stroke due to cardiac tumors who were treated with intravenous alteplase show a favorable safety profile. Mechanical thrombectomy seems to be a reasonable treatment alternative for these patients, when there is a large vessel occlusion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11910-019-0931-1DOI Listing
February 2019
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How does knowledge of the blood supply to an intracardiac tumour help?

BMJ Case Rep 2019 Feb 25;12(2). Epub 2019 Feb 25.

Department of Cardiology, Medical College Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.

Myxoma is a common benign tumour found in the heart. On reviewing literature, we found some left atrial myxomas receive blood supply from the right coronary artery. Performing a coronary angiogram in a cardiac tumour has the following uses: (1) it shows the vascularity that can be ligated by the surgeon at operation; (2) if there is a blood supply visible, it may not be an intracardiac thrombus; (3) the coronary angiogram may detect a myxoma even before an echocardiogram does so; (4) some myxomas may bleed into the right atrium or left atrium and this may be seen on coronary angiography. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-225900DOI Listing
February 2019
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Atrial myxoma presenting as abdominal pain: an unusual association.

BMJ Case Rep 2019 Feb 22;12(2). Epub 2019 Feb 22.

Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-228447DOI Listing
February 2019
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Fibrin-associated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma confined to a cardiac myxoma.

Blood 2019 Feb;133(8):882

Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1182/blood-2018-12-889337DOI Listing
February 2019
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Tricuspid Papillary Fibroelastoma at Multimodal Imaging.

J Cardiovasc Echogr 2018 Oct-Dec;28(4):236-238

Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy.

Papillary fibroelastoma is a rare benign cardiac tumor, second after cardiac myxoma as more frequent cardiac valvular tumor. The therapy is usually based on surgery according to size, mobility, symptoms, and risks of surgery. We report the case of a 67-year old female with transient ischemic attack. Read More

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http://www.jcecho.org/text.asp?2018/28/4/236/248413
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/jcecho.jcecho_48_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6341851PMC
February 2019
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Second recurrence of familial atrial myxomas: mother and daughter simultaneously.

Cardiovasc J Afr 2019 Feb 6;30:1-4. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Florence Nightingale Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Sporadic ca rdiac myxomas rarely recur, however recurrence rates are higher in patients with a familial aggregation or Carney complex. Carney complex is characterised by multiple mucocutaneous lesions and accounts for up to two-thirds of familial cardiac myxomas. A second recurrence is very rare, even in the case of Carney complex. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5830/CVJA-2019-008DOI Listing
February 2019

Primary cardiac synovial sarcoma that was continuous with the mitral valve caused severe thrombocytopenia: a case report.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Feb 4;14(1):30. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Cardiac Surgery Department, Peking University People's Hospital, Beijing, 100044, China.

Background: Primary cardiac sarcomas are exceedingly rare, and they commonly result in nonspecific constitutional symptoms such as shortness of breath, weight loss, and anaemia-related fatigue and malaise. However, thrombocytopenia has very rarely been reported in association with cardiac tumours, either benign or malignant. We report one case of primary cardiac synovial sarcoma continuous with the mitral valve, which was accompanied by severe thrombocytopenia, and the platelet counts returned rapidly to a normal range early after tumour excision and without any special therapies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13019-019-0852-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6360734PMC
February 2019
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Twenty Years of Clinical Experience with Cardiac Myxomas: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Follow Up.

J Cardiovasc Imaging 2019 Jan;27(1):37-47

Division of Cardiology, Hospital of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires Dr. Cosme Argerich, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Background: Cardiac myxomas are the most frequent cardiac tumors. Although histologically benign, in some cases myxomas may be lethal, due to impairment of cardiac dynamics and their thromboembolic potential. The study aimed to assess the clinical presentation of cardiac myxomas and their correlation with echocardiographic features and to describe the perioperative results and long-term outcome of surgically treated patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4250/jcvi.2019.27.e7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6358422PMC
January 2019
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Carney complex due to a novel pathogenic variant in the PRKAR1A gene - a case report.

J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 2019 Feb;32(2):197-202

Department of Pediatrics of Centro Hospitalar de São João, Porto, Portugal.

Background Primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease (PPNAD) is a rare cause of Cushing's syndrome (CS). It may occur sporadically or as part of a familial syndrome called Carney complex (CC). It is a rare entity, with fewer than 750 cases reported. Read More

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http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jpem.ahead-of-print/jpem-201
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/jpem-2018-0199DOI Listing
February 2019
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Recurrent pneumonia and pulmonary embolism in a young patient as a presentation of right ventricular myxoma.

Kardiol Pol 2019;77(1):63

1st Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/KP.2019.0008DOI Listing
January 2019
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Right atrial myxoma detected in a child two months after open-heart surgery.

Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2019 Jan 22:218492319827658. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

2 Damascus University Cardiac Surgery Hospital, Damascus, Syria.

Primary cardiac tumors are rare, and myxomas represent the most common type. Myxoma in a child is very rare. Herein, we present the case of a 4-year-old boy who was diagnosed with a right atrial mass two months after open-heart surgery for removal of a supra-mitral ring and repair of an interatrial septum aneurysm. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0218492319827658DOI Listing
January 2019
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Computed tomography imaging characteristics of primary atrial intimal sarcoma.

Clin Imaging 2019 Mar - Apr;54:112-115. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Radiology Department, USA. Electronic address:

We present a 36-year-old man who presented to our emergency department with acute onset shortness of breath and syncope. He was found to have a large left atrial mass on initial computed tomography (CT) which was confirmed by echocardiography. Tumor biopsy and attempted excision were performed, showing a primary cardiac spindle cell sarcoma that was unable to be resected, to which the patient eventually succumbed to. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2018.12.004DOI Listing
December 2018
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Clinical features and surgical results of cardiac myxoma in Carney complex.

J Card Surg 2019 Jan 9;34(1):14-19. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Department of Surgery, State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, Fuwai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China.

Background: We sought to analyze clinical features and surgical results of 10 cases of cardiac myxomas in Carney complex (CNC).

Methods: Between January 2003 and December 2013, 10 patients with cardiac myxomas in CNC underwent surgical resection. Associated cardiac lesions included moderate and severe mitral regurgitation in two cases, and moderate tricuspid regurgitation in one case. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jocs.13980
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocs.13980DOI Listing
January 2019
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Feasibility, safety, and short-term outcome of totally thoracoscopic mitral valve procedure.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2018 Dec 29;13(1):133. Epub 2018 Dec 29.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, 100037, China.

Background: The totally thoracoscopic procedure for mitral valve (MV) disease is a minimally invasive method. We investigated the procedure's feasibility, safety and effectiveness when it was performed by an experienced operator.

Methods: We retrospectively analysed 53 consecutive patients with MV disease treated between December 2014 and April 2017 by minimally invasive procedures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13019-018-0819-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6310972PMC
December 2018
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68-year-old woman with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

Heart 2019 Apr 28;105(8):656-660. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece.

We present the case of a 68-year-old woman, currently asymptomatic but with a history of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and tachycardia-bradycardia syndrome, for which she underwent a DDD pacemaker implantation and was started on oral anticoagulants. A recent chest X-ray (figure 1), for respiratory infection, was performed and the patient was referred to our institution for evaluation. Following diagnostic procedures, the patient was successfully operated on. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2018-314143DOI Listing
April 2019
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Differentiated thyroid cancer: Why does it affect predominantly women during the reproductive period and have higher incidence of mutual association with breast cancer?

Authors:
Atsushi Kurata

Med Hypotheses 2019 Jan 12;122:5-7. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

Department of Molecular Pathology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address:

Differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) is markedly more common in women than men, and its occurrence and risk for poorer prognosis are associated with pregnancy. Further, it is known that there is a high frequency of co-occurrence of DTC and breast cancer. Although the underlying mechanisms that contribute to these phenomena are not entirely clear, 2 hypotheses are proposed here. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mehy.2018.10.008DOI Listing
January 2019
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An unusual tumour: Hamartoma of mature cardiac myocytes.

Rev Esp Patol 2019 Jan - Mar;52(1):50-53. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Department of Pathology, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia.

Heart neoplasms are uncommon and usually benign. Hamartoma of mature cardiac myocytes is an unusual lesion with only a few reported cases. It is a heterogeneous mixture of well-differentiated myocytes, fibroblasts, adipocytes and blood vessels. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S16998855183008
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.patol.2018.07.004DOI Listing
October 2018
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Epicardial Cavernous Hemangioma: A Diagnostic Challenge.

CASE (Phila) 2018 Dec 22;2(6):262-265. Epub 2018 Sep 22.

Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.case.2018.07.004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6302030PMC
December 2018
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Incidental Finding of a Left Atrial Myxoma While Characterising an Autoimmune Disease.

J Crit Care Med (Targu Mures) 2018 Apr 1;4(2):64-67. Epub 2018 Apr 1.

Department of Internal Medicine, Mostoles University Hospital, Mostoles, Spain.

Although cardiac tumours are uncommon, cardiac myxomas account for more than fifty percent of all cases and are the most frequent primary cardiac tumour. They have a broad clinical spectrum, usually related to cardiac symptoms, peripheral embolic events or systemic manifestations. We present a case report of a 68-year-old man who presented with systemic symptoms and analytical features suggestive of an autoimmune disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/jccm-2018-0009DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6294990PMC
April 2018
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A case report of left atrial myxoma-induced acute myocardial infarction and successive stroke.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(51):e13451

Department of Neurology, First Affiliated Hospital of Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China.

Rationale: Left atrial myxoma is a common primary cardiac tumor, however, due to poor image quality or atypical myxoma images, it is often misdiagnosed by echocardiograph. A case of left atrial myxoma being misdiagnosed as a thrombus, which successively caused acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and stroke, is very rare. Contrast-enhanced echocardiography can play an important role in definitive diagnosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000013451DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6320038PMC
December 2018
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Upper vena cava syndrome secondary to giant atrial myxoma.

Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992) 2018 Dec;64(12):1077-1080

Clinical Emergency Unit - InCor - HCFMUSP - São Paulo, SP, Brasil.

Objective: Cardiac myxoma is a benign neoplasm, which corresponds to the most common primary heart tumour, responsible for about 50% of the cases. In general, 75-80% of myxomas are located in the left atrium, 18% in the right atrium, and more rarely in the ventricles or multicentric. Right atrial myxoma, in particular, can obstruct the tricuspid valve, causing symptoms of right heart failure, peripheral oedema, hepatic congestion, and syncope. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1806-9282.64.12.1077DOI Listing
December 2018
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Atrial myxoma presenting as acute ischaemic stroke and chronic right lower leg claudication.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Dec 13;11(1). Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Cardiology Division, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York, USA.

A 48-year-old man presented with acute onset of left facial numbness, ataxic gait and double vision. He also complained of chronic right lower leg pain with acute onset a year prior to presentation. His vital signs were within normal limits. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-227427DOI Listing
December 2018
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Multimodality Imaging Involving Magnetic Resonance Facilitates Giant Symptomatic Myxoma Resection.

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 Jan 2;107(1):e15-e17. Epub 2018 Jul 2.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut; Department of Surgery, Section of Cardiac Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

Myxoma, the most common adult primary cardiac tumor, can manifest with profound symptoms. The preferred treatment of symptomatic myxoma is surgical resection, which can be curative. Preoperatively, multimodality imaging provides crucial information on the number, size, location, and proximity of myxoma or myxomas to adjacent structures, thereby facilitating an optimal operative approach. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.05.083DOI Listing
January 2019
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Giant Intrapericardial Myxoma Adjacent to the Left Main Coronary Artery.

Front Oncol 2018 21;8:540. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

Department of Coronary and Structural Heart Diseases, Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw, Poland.

A 62-years-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of chronic cough, expectoration of thick mucus, hoarseness and tightness in the precordial area. Computed Tomography (CT) examination revealed the presence of a giant intrapericardial tumor with the dimensions of 80 × 38 × 32 mm. It was located anteriorly and laterally to the left atrium, posteriorly to the pulmonary trunk and the ascending aorta. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2018.00540DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6262358PMC
November 2018
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Right atrial pedunculated mass: myxoma or thrombus?

J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 2019 02;20(2):105-106

Department of Cardiology, Brugmann University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2459/JCM.0000000000000739DOI Listing
February 2019
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A rare cause of ischemic stroke: cardiac myxoma. Case report and review of literature.

Rom J Morphol Embryol 2018 ;59(3):903-909

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania;

A 46-year-old female diagnosed several years ago with arterial hypertension and an ischemic stroke with significant recovery was admitted for dyspnea on usual physical activity and fatigue. Physical examination revealed signs of heart failure with crackles on both lung bases, distented jugular veins, accentuated pulmonic valve closure (P2) and tricuspid regurgitation murmur. Echocardiography identified a large tumor in the left atrium, suggestive of atrial myxoma, which caused a severe functional mitral stenosis and produced severe pulmonary hypertension. Read More

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January 2019
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Mitral valve myxoma presenting with transient ischemic attack: a case report and review of the literature.

J Med Case Rep 2018 Dec 8;12(1):363. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA.

Background: Myxomas account for approximately half of all primary cardiac neoplasms. Most occur in the left atrium and only rarely are attached to the mitral valve, with just over 30 such cases reported in the literature. These neoplasms can manifest with a combination of obstruction of blood flow, systemic embolization, and constitutional symptoms. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6286540PMC
December 2018
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Rare presentation of an atrial myxoma in an adolescent patient: a case report and literature review.

BMC Pediatr 2018 Nov 28;18(1):373. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, One Children's Place, Campus Box 8116-NWT, St. Louis, MO, 63110, USA.

Background: Cardiac tumors are uncommon in the pediatric population. When present, cardiac manifestations stem from the tumor causing inflow or outflow obstruction. While common in adults, cardiac myxomas presenting with generalized systemic illness or peripheral emboli especially with no cardiac or neurological symptoms are rare in children. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6263045PMC
November 2018
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Multiple fusiform cerebral aneurysms detected after atrial myxoma resection: a report of two cases.

Kardiol Pol 2018;76(11):1571

Department of Neurology, Wrocław Medical University, Borowska 213, 50-556 Wrocław, Poland.

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March 2019
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Establishing Cardiac Surgery in Eastern Nepal: Early Results.

J Nepal Health Res Counc 2018 Oct 30;16(3):257-263. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) Dharan-18, Sunsari, Nepal.

Background: Only few dedicated cardiac centres provide cardiac surgery service in Nepal. We are the only government affiliated centre outside the capital providing this service. In this study, we aim to present our early results of cardiac surgery. Read More

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October 2018
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Uncommon Cause of Fever and Embolism: Staphylococcus epidermidis Infected Myxoma.

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 Apr 14;107(4):e283. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.

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April 2019
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Carney Syndrome Presented as a Pathological Spine Fracture in a 35-Year-Old Male.

Am J Case Rep 2018 Nov 16;19:1366-1369. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Fifth Surgical Clinic, Department of Surgery, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece.

BACKGROUND Carney complex (CNC) is a genetic disorder that presents as an adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-independent variant of endogenous Cushing syndrome. It was first reported in 1985 and was described as a form of multiple endocrine hyperplasia associated with mutations of the c-AMP-dependent protein kinase (PRKAR1A) gene that causes bilateral adrenal hyperplasia. We report a case of an incidentally found CNC in a 35-year-old male, and this case report focuses on the diagnostic scheme as well as the surgical treatment of this rare challenging condition. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6251001PMC
November 2018
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Localized constrictive pericarditis due to an intrapericardial myxoma.

J Card Surg 2018 Dec 13;33(12):789-790. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University, Luzhou, China.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jocs.13941
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December 2018
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Delayed intracranial aneurysm formation after cardiac myxoma resection: Report of two cases and review of the literature.

Interv Neuroradiol 2019 Apr 4;25(2):177-181. Epub 2018 Nov 4.

Division of Interventional Neuroradiology, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, USA.

Myxomas are slowly growing benign neoplasms and represent the most common tumor of the heart. Embolism from cardiac myxoma occurs in 30-45% of patients and in at least half of the cases cerebral arteries are affected leading mainly to embolic ischemic strokes and rarely to delayed intracranial aneurysm formation. We present two cases with delayed intracranial aneurysmal formation 14 years and 18 years after cardiac myxoma resection. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6448373PMC
April 2019
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Giant left atrial myxoma hiding severe preoperative mitral regurgitation.

Cardiol J 2018 ;25(5):652-654

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Valladolid, Spain..

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January 2018
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