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Intractable ventricular tachycardia secondary to cardiac hemangioma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20868844     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac tumors are rare and have a known association with ventricular dysrhythmias, especially ventricular tachycardia. We report a case of intractable ventricular tachycardia in a middle-aged man developing on a background of known, presumed benign, cardiac neoplasm. The ventricular tachycardia was controlled with long-term medical therapy. Surgical resection of the cardiac mass combined with cryoablation cured the dysrhythmia. Appearances at histopathology were those of a benign intracardiac hemangioma. Surgical treatment has an important but forgotten role in the management of ventricular arrhythmias, which is more definitive and carries a higher success rate compared with medical management.
Yasir Abu-Omar; Kenechukwu Mezue; Ayyaz Ali; John D Kneeshaw; Martin Goddard; Stephen R Large
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  90     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-27     Completed Date:  2010-10-21     Revised Date:  2011-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1347-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Neoplasms / complications*,  surgery
Hemangioma / complications*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Tachycardia, Ventricular / drug therapy,  etiology*,  surgery
Comment In:
Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Oct;92(4):1553; author reply 1553-4   [PMID:  21958830 ]

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