Intra Cardiac Tumors

A small percent of the population will develop tumors of the heart. Ninety-five percent of all primary tumors are myxomas, and 90% occur in the left atrium of the heart. All myxomas should be removed to prevent death or stroke which will inevitably occur if left untreated.

Primary Heart Tumor Types

  • Myxomas
  • Fibroelastomas

Etiology
Natural History
Signs and Symptoms
Treatment – Surgical
Traditional
Minimally Invasive
Robotic
Indications for operation
Results

Pericardial Effusions
Definition
Etiology
Natural History
Signs and Symptoms
Treatments
     Aspiration
     Surgical – Subzyphoid
                     Thoracotomy
                     Robotic
Indications for operation
Results