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Case Report: Giant Biatrial Myxoma Mimicking Malignant Cardiac Tumor in a Patient With a Hepatic Angiomatous Mass.

Front Cardiovasc Med 2021 28;8:676807. Epub 2021 May 28.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, China.

Cardiac myxomas, primarily originating from the left atrium, are the most prevalent types of benign cardiac tumors; however, biatrial myxomas are extremely rare. Herein, we present a rare case of a 55-year old male with exertional dyspnea and intermittent chest discomfort due to a giant biatrial mass with concomitant atrial fibrillation and hepatic hemangioma. The giant tumor with its peduncle at the interatrial septum involved both atria; however, bulging through the tricuspid valve to the right ventricle during systole. Read More

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Multimodality cardiac imaging for management of a cardiac mass in the era of COVID-19: a case report.

Eur Heart J Case Rep 2021 Mar 4;5(3):ytab062. Epub 2021 Mar 4.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA.

Background : Atrial myxomas are the most common benign cardiac tumours. This case highlights an unusual presentation and complex management of a patient who was incidentally found to have a left atrial tumour concerning for a myxoma.

Case Summary : A 54-year-old-woman presented with symptoms of nausea and vomiting and was found to have a left atrial mass incidentally in addition to a renal infarct. Read More

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Acute myocardial infarction not attributed to coronary artery disease: A seldom initial presentation of a left ventricular myxoma.

Clin Case Rep 2021 May 4;9(5):e04029. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Cardiology Faculty of Medicine School of Health Sciences University of Thessaly Larissa Greece.

Although myxoma represents the most frequent non-malignant cardiac primary tumor; it is extremely rare met in the left ventricle. Clinical features of the neoplasm extend from symptomless to critical signs of either ischemia or embolism. We describe here an unusual case of a huge left ventricular myxoma in a 68-year-old man, presented with clinical and ECG findings of an inferior wall myocardial infarction. Read More

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Rapid decline in cardiac function in diabetic patients with calcified coronary artery disease undergoing hemodialysis: two case reports.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2021 Jun 3;21(1):271. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Juntendo University, 2-1-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8421, Japan.

Background: Clinical symptoms of patients on dialysis do not match the signs of coronary disease progression, making the prediction of the true progression of their medical condition in clinical settings difficult. Emergency and concomitant surgeries are significant risk factors of mortality following open-heart surgery in patients on hemodialysis.

Case Presentation: We report two cases of successful coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients on dialysis with a history of cardiac surgery. Read More

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[Papillary Fibroelastoma Arising from the Left Atrial Wall:Report of a Case].

Kyobu Geka 2021 Jun;74(6):449-452

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sapporo Central Hospital, Sapporo, Japan.

Papillary fibroelastoma (PFE) is a rare benign cardiac tumor generally arising from the valvular endocardium. We report an extremely rare case of PFE arising from the left atrial wall. A 70-year-old male patient was admitted to our hospital with a diagnosis of left atrial tumor. Read More

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Eustachian valve myxoma: a rare cause of Budd-Chiari syndrome.

Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2021 May 26. Epub 2021 May 26.

Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong, India.

Budd-Chiari syndrome caused by right atrial myxomas are extremely rare. We report the case of a patient who presented with chronic liver disease who upon consequent investigation was found to have a mass occupying the right atrium and ventricle consistent with cardiac tumour. Intraoperatively, a giant mass was removed from the right atrium with the tumour stalk originating from the Eustachian valve. Read More

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Cardiac Myxoma: Typical Presentation but Unusual Histology.

Case Rep Med 2021 4;2021:6611579. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, College of Medicine, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, P.O. Box 1982, Dammam 31441, Saudi Arabia.

Cardiac myxoma, a benign heart tumor, is the most common primary tumor of the heart. Glandular differentiation within these tumors is rare, occurring in approximately 3% of all cardiac myxomas. Its presence can complicate the diagnostic process. Read More

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[Surgical treatment of heart valve disease and cardiac tumors via the right-sided minithoracotomy].

Khirurgiia (Mosk) 2021 (6. Vyp. 2):37-44

Petrovsky Russian Scientific Center of Surgery, Moscow, Russia.

Objective: To evaluate the early outcomes of surgical treatment of heart valve disease and cardiac tumors via the right-sided minithoracotomy.

Material And Methods: There were 77 interventions via the right-sided minithoracotomy for the period from 2017 to March 2021 (29 men (37.7%) and 48 women (62. Read More

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Cardiac myxosarcoma: A case report.

Caspian J Intern Med 2021 Mar;12(2):228-231

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: It is a rare cardiac malignant primary tumor that seems to derive from the same cellular line as myxomas, but the prognosis is very different. It is a rare cardiac malignant primary tumor that seems to derive from the same cellular line as myxomas, but the prognosis is very different. It is a rare cardiac malignant primary tumor that seems to derive from the same cellular line as myxomas, but the prognosis is very different. Read More

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Giant Right Atrial Myxoma with Symptoms of Right Heart Failure.

Med Arch 2021 Feb;75(1):66-68

Center for Heart Disease Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Background: Cardiac myxoma is the most common benign tumor of the heart. It presents with a variety of clinical signs and symptomatology making diagnosis frequently quite a challenge.

Objective: The aim of this article is to present a case report of giant right atrial myxoma with symptoms of right heart failure in adult patient. Read More

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February 2021

Giant biatrial myxoma in an atrial septal defect.

J Cardiol Cases 2021 May 29;23(5):253-255. Epub 2020 Nov 29.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, St. Luke`s International Hospital, 9-1 Akashicho, Chuoku, Tokyo 104-8560, Japan.

Myxomas account for a majority of the reported primary cardiac tumors that are relatively rare, and biatrial myxomas in an atrial septal defect are extremely rare. Here, we present the case of a healthy 79-year-old woman who was referred to our hospital after a giant mass in the left atrium was incidentally detected by transthoracic echocardiography. Although she was asymptomatic, we surgically resected the mass soon after admission, considering the risk of embolism. Read More

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Interatrial septal tachycardias following atrial fibrillation ablation or cardiac surgery: Electrophysiological features and ablation outcomes.

Heart Rhythm 2021 May 11. Epub 2021 May 11.

Electrophysiology Section, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Electronic address:

Background: Interatrial septal tachycardias (IAS-ATs) following atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation or cardiac surgery are rare, and their management is challenging.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the electrophysiological features and outcomes associated with catheter ablation of IAS-AT.

Methods: We screened 338 patients undergoing catheter ablation of ATs following AF ablation or cardiac surgery. Read More

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Cardiac Melanoma Metastasis with ERBB2 Gene Amplification: A Potential for Future Targeted Therapy.

Case Rep Oncol 2021 Jan-Apr;14(1):622-627. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Cardiac tumors are rare, and their treatment differs interindividually regarding the histopathological proprieties and the stage of disease. Authors present a case of symptomatic cardiac melanoma metastasis that expressed an () gene amplification in a course of the disease that has not yet been reported. The frail patient with a history of pulmonary and renal carcinoma, was admitted to the hospital due to a symptomatic left atrial tumor mass. Read More

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Infected tricuspid valve myxoma with Kodamaea ohmeri: Case report.

Indian J Med Microbiol 2021 Apr 23;39(2):252-255. Epub 2020 Dec 23.

Teaching Hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka. Electronic address:

A 46-year-old male was having un-resolving fever for six weeks. Trans-esophageal echocardiography showed tricuspid valve myxoma (TVM). Kodamaea ohmeri was identified in 2 blood cultures and confirmed by 28S rDNA sequencing. Read More

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Unusual Presentation of Atrial Myxoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Am J Case Rep 2021 May 3;22:e931437. Epub 2021 May 3.

Division of Anatomical Pathology, Stellenbosch University, National Health Laboratory Service, Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa.

BACKGROUND Although rare, atrial myxoma is the most common benign cardiac tumor. The recognized triad of presenting symptoms relates to constitutional, embolic, and obstructive effects produced by the tumor. However, the presentation may be non-specific and mimic other diseases, confounding diagnosis. Read More

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A case report of left atrial myxoma presenting with amnesia.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2021 May 1;21(1):225. Epub 2021 May 1.

Department of Cardiology, Samen Hospital, Mashhad, Iran.

Background: Primary cardiac tumors are rare, and approximately 90% of them are benign. Myxoma is the most common type of these tumors occurring in the left atrium in 75-85% of cases. The tumor can cause the left atrio-ventricular valve obstruction and embolization phenomenon. Read More

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Huge asymptomatic left atrial myxoma resected through a superior septal approach.

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2021 Apr 29. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Attikon University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

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Cardiac myxoma presenting as relapsing livedo reticularis.

Int J Dermatol 2021 Apr 20. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Pathology, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago, Spain.

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Clinical Utility and Cost of Inpatient Transthoracic Echocardiography Following Acute Ischemic Stroke.

Neurohospitalist 2021 Jan 31;11(1):12-17. Epub 2020 Jul 31.

Department of Medicine (Neurology), Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Background And Purpose: It is unclear whether it is clinically necessary or cost-effective to routinely obtain a transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) during inpatient admission for ischemic stroke.

Methods: We assessed consecutive patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke at a comprehensive stroke center from 2015 to 2017 who underwent TTE. We assessed for findings on TTE that would warrant urgent intervention including cardiac thrombus, atrial myxoma, mitral stenosis, valve vegetation, valve dysfunction requiring surgery, and low ejection fraction. Read More

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January 2021

Glandular cardiac myxoma: A case report.

Asian J Surg 2021 Jun 15;44(6):863-864. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Anesthesiology, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, 430071, Hubei, China. Electronic address:

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Intravenous Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke Due to Cardiac Myxoma.

Basic Clin Neurosci 2020 Nov-Dec;11(6):855-859. Epub 2020 Nov 1.

Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Firoozgar Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Myxoma may cause systemic embolization and frequently presents as ischemic stroke.

Case Presentation: There have been debates about whether it is safe to use recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) in patients with cardiac myxoma who referred with ischemic stroke to the hospital's emergency.

Results: The patient was a young case of atrial myxoma with initial presentation of acute cerebral infarction symptoms who was treated with intravenous rt-PA with no complications. Read More

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November 2020

A giant right atrial myxoma-The growth rate and multi-modality imaging.

Echocardiography 2021 Jun 13;38(6):1057-1060. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Cardiac Surgery, Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT, USA.

A young and healthy woman presented with progressive dyspnea on exertion. An echocardiogram showed a giant right atrial mass. Cardiac CT angiography provided the most accurate estimate for the tumor size, while 2-D echo, 2-D, and 3-D trans-esophageal echo underestimated the dimensions of the cardiac tumor when referenced by the surgical specimen. Read More

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Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc 2021 Apr 8;28(1):53-55. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery - Hospital de Santa Marta, Lisbon, Portugal.

Myxomas are the most common cardiac tumors; however right ventricular myxomas are very rare. We present the case of an asymptomatic 74 year old female with a right ventricular myxoma originating from the interventricular septum diagnosed during a routine echocardiographic examination. Initially the patient refused surgery due to being asymptomatic, but agreed to be operated two months later. Read More

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The riddle of the right ventricle.

Rom J Morphol Embryol 2020 Jul-Sep;61(3):923-927

Clinical Department No. 5, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania; Department of Internal Medicine, Clinical Emergency Hospital Bucharest, Romania;

Right ventricular (RV) myxoma is a very rare finding. Its differential diagnosis includes cardiac thrombus, and its risk of life-threatening complications mandates early diagnosis followed by surgical resection. We report the case of a patient with an incidental RV mass and a difficult differential diagnosis. Read More

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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation as a Bridge between Transfer and Perioperative Periods in Refractory Cardiogenic Shock Secondary to a Large Left Atrial Myxoma.

Heart Surg Forum 2021 03 3;24(2):E215-E216. Epub 2021 Mar 3.

Department of Critical Care Medicine, Nantong Third People's Hospital, Nantong University, Nantong, China.

A 63-year-old man was admitted for acute left heart failure after doing farm work. He rapidly developed refractory cardiogenic shock due to a large left atrial myxoma which was found by bedside echocardiography. Venoarteriovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was performed immediately, and the patient was transferred for further surgery with a good outcome. Read More

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Giant Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Myxoma Mimics Pulmonary Embolism: A Case Report.

Heart Surg Forum 2021 03 30;24(2):E333-E335. Epub 2021 Mar 30.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center, University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Right ventricular myxoma is very rare, especially its originating from the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) and extending to the main pulmonary artery. Here, we report a case of a giant RVOT myxoma, indistinguishable from pulmonary embolism (PE). Although the myxoma is a candidate for urgent surgery, this case satisfied diagnostic criteria for PE and had no indication for intervention, according to the guideline. Read More

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Surgical Treatment of Atrial Myxomas: Outstanding Outcome of a Treacherous Tumor.

CJC Open 2021 Mar 18;3(3):354-360. Epub 2020 Nov 18.

Department of Anesthesia, Marine City Medical College and Hospital, Chattogram, Bangladesh.

Background: Primary cardiac tumors are quite rare and mostly benign in nature. Most of the benign heart tumors are myxomas. These might present with a wide range of symptoms from being completely asymptomatic to having life-threatening complications like stroke, heart failure, or even sudden death. Read More

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An unusual cause of multiple embolic strokes: cardiac myxoma, about a case.

J Surg Case Rep 2021 Mar 22;2021(3):rjab063. Epub 2021 Mar 22.

Cardiovascular Surgery A Department of Ibn Sina University Hospital Center, Mohammed V University of Rabat, Rabat City, Morocco.

Cardiac myxomas are the most common primary intracardiac tumors, accounting for 50% of all cardiac neoplasms, with an estimated frequency of 0.5/million/inhabitants/year. Presenting symptoms are related to cerebral or peripheral embolism, and/or intracardiac obstruction. Read More

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A rare cardiac tumor presenting with myxoma: Primary cardiac hemangioendothelioma.

Turk Gogus Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Derg 2021 Jan 13;29(1):110-113. Epub 2021 Jan 13.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, İzmir Katip Çelebi University Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.

Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a rare malignant vascular tumor which originates from the vascular endothelial or dendritic cells and has a moderate malignancy between benign hemangioma and malignant hemangiosarcoma, arising from vascular structures. Radical resection of epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is recommended, due to both its malignant nature and the adverse effects of associated complications on mortality and morbidity. In this article, we present a rare case of primary cardiac epithelioid hemangioendothelioma accompanied by a left atrial myxoma which was treated by resection. Read More

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January 2021

Distinguishing cardiac myxomas from cardiac thrombi by a radiomics signature based on cardiovascular contrast-enhanced computed tomography images.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2021 Mar 25;21(1):152. Epub 2021 Mar 25.

Department of Radiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, 37# Guo Xue Xiang, Chengdu, 610041, Sichuan, China.

Background: Cardiac myxomas (CMs) and thrombi are associated with high morbidity and mortality. These two conditions need totally different treatments. However, they are difficult to distinguish using naked eye. Read More

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