Frequency of primary tumors of the heart

Am J Cardiol. 1996 Jan 1;77(1):107. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(97)89149-7.


Primary tumors of the heart are rare. Based upon the data of 22 large autopsy series, the frequency of primary cardiac tumors is approximately 0.02%--corresponding to 200 tumors in 1 million autopsies (Table I).

Publication types

  • Meta-Analysis

MeSH terms

  • Autopsy
  • Germany / epidemiology
  • Heart Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Humans