Cardiac and paracardiac masses

@inproceedings{CarrerasCosta1999CardiacAP,
  title={Cardiac and paracardiac masses},
  author={Francesc Carreras-Costa},
  year={1999}
}
Cardiac tumors are a rare cause of heart disease, being found in autopsy series with a frequency ranging between 0.0017% and 0.03%1, 30% are myxomas and 20–30% are malignancies, almost always sarcomas. Cardiac metastases are 10 to 40 times more frequent than primary heart cancer. The diagnosis of the presence of a tumor involving the cardiovascular system in live patients was difficult in the past due to the elusive character of clinical signs and symptoms, their recognition being usually made… 

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