Cardiac hemangioma

South Med J. 1990 Jan;83(1):44-7. doi: 10.1097/00007611-199001000-00014.


Hemangiomas are uncommon primary tumors of the heart. Most of them are found incidentally at autopsy, during clinical evaluation, or cardiac surgery. Occasionally, a protean clinical picture is manifested, including valvular disorder, arrhythmias, obstruction of coronary artery and other significant vasculature, pericardial effusion, and embolic phenomena. Catheterization, angiography, and echocardiography all play some important role in the antemortem diagnosis of this cardiac tumor. The treatment of choice is simple complete excision. In this review, we add our experience with cardiac hemangiomas: one incidentally discovered at autopsy and another found during coronary artery bypass surgery.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Female
  • Heart Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Heart Neoplasms* / pathology
  • Heart Neoplasms* / therapy
  • Hemangioma* / diagnosis
  • Hemangioma* / pathology
  • Hemangioma* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged