versão ISSN 1029-3019
Clinical aspects of cardiac myxomas. First series of the Cuban eastern region. MEDISAN [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.8, pp. 1083-1090. ISSN 1029-3019.
A descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted in 38 patients operated in the Cardiology Center of Santiago de Cuba from 1986 to 2010 with the diagnosis of cardiac myxoma to identify from the clinical point of view the main characteristics of the case material. Signs of left atrial obstruction were, almost entirely, the cause of clinical manifestations and the most common findings of the disease on physical examination. Tumor plops and postural changes of intensity of murmurs and heart sounds were elements of some value for the diagnosis of this heart disease.
Palavras-chave : cardiac myxoma; heart tumors; tumor plops; sudden death; secondary health care.