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DE LA TORRE FONSECA, Carlos Alberto et al. Surgical treatment of heart myxomas: First series in the eastern region of Cuba. MEDISAN [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.5, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1029-3019.
A descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted in 38 patients operated at the Cardiology Center of Santiago de Cuba with the diagnosis of heart myxoma, from 1986 to 2010, in order to identify the main characteristics of surgical treatment in the series. Among therapeutic results were surgical approach through transeptal biatriotomy, hypothermal crystalloid cardioplegia, with times of aortic clipping and cardiopulmonary derivation below the international average besides supraventricular arrhythmias as the most common complications. Postoperative course was favorable and mortality was low, which guarantees the safety of the applied procedure.
Keywords : heart mixoma; heart tumors; surgical treatment; sudden death; secondary health care.