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Heart valve papillary fibroelastoma associated with cardioembolic cerebral events.
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PMID:  22358287     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Papillary fibroelastomas of the heart valves are benign, slow-growing, rare tumors of the heart. This tumor represents a potential cause of systemic embolism, stroke, myocardial infarction and sudden death. Early diagnosis is very important, as surgical excision of these tumors can prevent cerebrovascular and cardiovascular complications. Diagnosis is usually made by transesophageal echocardiogram. We describe two cases of patients with papillary fibroelastomas causing cardioembolic cerebral events, which underwent successful surgical treatment. The authors present a brief review of the literature.
Luciano Cabral Albuquerque; Vanessa Devens Trindade
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista brasileira de cirurgia cardiovascular : órgão oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1678-9741     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9104279     Medline TA:  Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc     Country:  Brazil    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  670-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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