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Table 1 Preoperative characteristics of the study patients

From: Primary cardiac tumors: a spectrum of pathologies and scenarios

Variablesn = 82
Age (years)62 ± 5.8 (2 months–74 years)
Females75 (91.46)
Body mass index (kg/m2)27.8 ± 4.3 (16.6–44.1)
Smoking status (ex-smoker or current smoking)12 (14.63)
EuroSCORE II4.27 (2.39–56.37)
Extracardiac arteriopathy0
Poor mobility0
Diabetes mellitus (insulin-dependent)24 (29.26)
Hypertension38 (46.34)
Dyslipidemia24 (29.27)
Viral hepatitis C12 (14.63)
Ischemic heart disease2 (2.44)
Active endocarditis0
Prior cardiac surgery0
Chronic lung disease16 (19.52)
Critical preoperative condition6 (7.3)
Functional classificationNYHA I5 (6.1)
NYHA II3 (3.65)
NYHA III68 (82.92)
NYHA IV6 (7.3)
Left ventricular functionEF > 50%79 (96.34)
EF 31–50%2 (2.44)
EF 21–30%1 (1.22)
EF < 21%0
Pulmonary hypertension 38 (46.43)
Presenting symptomAsymptomatic10 (12.19)
Syncopal attacks16 (19.52)
Shortness of breath72 (87.8)
Embolic complications3 (3.65)
  1. SD standard deviation, n number of patients, EuroSCORE European system for cardiac operative risk evaluation, NYHA New York Heart Association, EF ejection fraction, CHD coronary heart disease. (Continuous data are presented as mean and standard deviation and categorical data as number and percent)