Primary cardiac sarcomas.

  title={Primary cardiac sarcomas.},
  author={Joe Bill Putnam and Marisol S Sweeney and R H Col{\'o}n and Louis A. Lanza and O. Howard Frazier and Denton A. Cooley},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={51 6},
In marked contrast to benign cardiac tumors, primary cardiac sarcomas occur infrequently. Moreover, there is no uniform approach to treating such patients, and the benefits of postoperative chemotherapy are unclear. Between 1964 and 1989, 21 patients with primary cardiac sarcomas underwent surgical resection alone (n = 7), chemotherapy alone (n = 1), or combined operation and postoperative chemotherapy based on adriamycin (n = 13). Twenty-four operations were performed on 20 patients with… CONTINUE READING
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