Tuberous sclerosis and cardiac rhabdomyoma

Amiram Nir, A. Jamil Tajik, William K. Freeman, James B. Seward, Kenneth P. Offord, William D. Edwards, Douglas D. Mair, Manual R. Gomez

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We conclude that echocardiographically detected cardiac rhabdomyomata are common in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex, and are more prevalent and prominent in the younger patient. Tumors regress in size or number, or both, in most patients aged < 4 years, and less so in older patients. Cardiac rhabdomyomata are associated with a higher incidence of preexcitation and may increase the risk for arrhythmia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-421
Number of pages3
JournalThe American journal of cardiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Aug 15 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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