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- Received April 9, 2015
- Revision received April 20, 2015
- Accepted April 23, 2015
- Published online May 1, 2016.
- Lei Yu, MD,
- Tianxiang Gu, MD, PhD∗ ( and )
- Enyi Shi, MD, PhD
- Department of Cardiac Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China
- ↵∗Reprint requests and correspondence:
Dr. Tianxiang Gu, Department of Cardiac Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital, China Medical University, Nanjingbei Street #155, Shenyang, China, 110001.
This Imaging Vignette describes the association of echocardiographic findings with clinical course, dividing myxomas on the basis of size (Figure 1), morphology (Figure 2), and location (Figure 3) in 378 patients with complete excision of cardiac myxoma in a single center in our hospital. Large size was associated with cardiac symptoms (p < 0.005), polypoid type was associated with embolic symptoms (p < 0.005), atypical location was associated with constitutional symptoms (p < 0.005), and typical location was associated with post-operative arrhythmias (p < 0.005). Young age and atypical location were associated with recurrence (p < 0.05). However, echocardiographic findings relating to size, shape, and site of origin did not affect survival (Figure 4).
- Received April 9, 2015.
- Revision received April 20, 2015.
- Accepted April 23, 2015.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation