ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
The management of fast-track cardiac anesthesia in a patient with right atrial myxoma
Biricik Melis Çakmak Gökçe, Gülnaz Arslan, Cevahir Haberal
1Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Medical Faculty of Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.121
The incidence of primary cardiac tumors is low, accounting for only 0.3% of all open cardiac operations. Atrial myxomas are the most common type of primary cardiac tumors, and they may progress to life-threatening symptoms when they enlarge rapidly. Both pulmonary embolism and infective endocarditis are rare complications of right atrial myxomas. In this article, we report the anesthetic management of a patient with right atrial myxoma complicated by pulmonary embolism and infective endocarditis who was treated surgically with a fast-track cardiac anesthesia procedure during minimally invasive coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Keywords : Atrial myxoma; fast-track cardiac anesthesia; infective endocarditis; pulmonary embolism
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