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Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Jan;97(1):321-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.04.136.

Large cardiac tumor managed with resection and two ventricular assist devices.

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The Methodist Hospital, Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston, Texas. Electronic address: babruckner@tmhs.org.
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The Methodist Hospital, Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston, Texas.

Abstract

Symptomatic cardiac tumors can lead to a rapid clinical deterioration and death. Prompt surgical resection is ideal in this situation as it is the only proven treatment to date. We report the radical resection of a large malignant cardiac tumor that obstructed the right ventricular outflow tract. Extensive resection precluded reconstruction and limited the ability to implant a total artificial heart; thus, 2 paracorporeal devices were implanted instead.

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