Heart, Lung and Circulation
Brief Communication| Volume 22, ISSUE 4, P309-311, April 2013

Right Atrial Myxoma and Severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction: Which Explanations? Which Management?

Published:October 24, 2012DOI:
      A 57 year-old woman with a large right atrial myxoma underwent emergency surgical resection in our institute. It is known that surgical management of such tumours is difficult regarding venous cannulation and embolic risk, but in our patient, the surgery was more challenging because of the severe left ventricular dysfunction.
      Thus, we aim on the one hand, to discuss the association between the left ventricular dysfunction and the right atrial myxoma, and, on the other hand, to describe the on-pump beating heart technique we used to remove this mass.


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