Resection of right atrial lymphoma in a patient with AIDS

Michael D. Horowitz, Marilyn M. Cox, Richard M. Neibart, Alan M. Blaker, Alberto Interian

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Although cardiac problems are common in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, there is limited experience with heart surgery in this group of patients. We report a case in which a right atrial lymphoma was resected to alleviate tricuspid valve obstruction in a patient with AIDS. The patient did well for approximately 7 months. At that time, he developed multiple complications of AIDS and deteriorated rapidly; he died 8 months after operation. Cardiac surgery can be successfully performed in AIDS patients. However, the late outcome is compromised by the nature of the underlying viral infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-142
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1992


  • AIDS
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Cardiac tumor
  • Lymphoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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