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The rare ventricular arrhythmia recurrence following fibroma resection: Can we predict who is at risk?

Published:November 03, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2022.10.025
      Ventricular fibromas are exceedingly rare, with an estimated incidence of 1 in 280,000 births.
      • Torimitsu S.
      • Nemoto T.
      • Wakayama M.
      • et al.
      Literature survey on epidemiology and pathology of cardiac fibroma.
      They are associated with a high incidence of clinically significant ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac arrest.
      • Jones J.P.
      • Ramcharan T.
      • Chaudhari M.
      • et al.
      Ventricular fibromas in children, arrhythmia risk, and outcomes: a multicenter study.
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      • Miyake C.Y.
      • Del Nido P.J.
      • Alexander M.E.
      • et al.
      Cardiac tumors and associated arrhythmias in pediatric patients, with observations on surgical therapy for ventricular tachycardia.
      The rare nature of these tumors presents a significant challenge in obtaining meaningful evidence to determine best management strategies and methods of risk stratification to prevent life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias.
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