Cardiac Hemangioma: A Comprehensive Analysis of 200 Cases

Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jun;99(6):2246-52. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.02.064. Epub 2015 Apr 25.


Cardiac hemangioma is a rare clinical entity. An increasing number of cases have been reported in recent years. Most of them were found incidentally at autopsy or during clinical practice, and reported as isolated cases. Our study is the most comprehensive review of cardiac hemangioma to date. The clinical demographics, clinical features, histopathologic features, treatment, and prognosis of 200 cases are reported. Logistic regression analysis was performed to identify the independent predictors of hemangioma-related death and long-term adverse events. We provide a few recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of this uncommon and sometimes lethal disorder.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnostic Imaging / methods*
  • Disease Management*
  • Heart Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Heart Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Hemangioma / diagnosis*
  • Hemangioma / therapy*
  • Humans