Large Cardiac tumor managed with resection and two ventricular assist devices

Brian A. Bruckner, Limael E. Rodriguez, Raquel Bunge, Tadashi Motomura, Jerry D. Estep, Matthias Loebe, Michael J. Reardon

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-324
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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