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Management of cardiac myxoma during pregnancy: A case series and review of the literature.
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PMID:  21715030     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cardiac myxomas are the most common primary benign tumors of the heart. The reported incidence during pregnancy is extremely low with only 17 reported cases in the medical literature. Standard therapy involves surgical resection given the potential for embolization. In the pregnant patient, however, the risks of embolization must be balanced against the risk of cardiopulmonary bypass to the mother and the fetus. We present two cases of cardiac myxoma diagnosed during pregnancy and review the presentation and management strategies of previously reported cases. In conclusion, successful surgical resection of the myxomas during pregnancy was performed in both of our cases. Given the rarity of cases, individual multidisciplinary assessment and management strategies are essential.
Anitha S John; Heidi M Connolly; Hartzell V Schaff; Kyle Klarich
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
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Created Date:  2011-6-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Division of Cardiology, Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., United States; Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States.
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