Successful Treatment of a Giant Cardiac Hemangioma in an Infant with Propranolol
Author(s): Patricia Álvarez, Ricardo Eltit, Carla García, Rodrigo Nehgme, Vicente Montes, Valeria Acevedo
Heart tumors are rare in children, most of them are benign but some can cause serious complications such as compression of the coronary arteries, obstruction, arrhythmias, valvular insufficiency and thromboembolism. The aim of this paper is to report the case of an infant with a giant cardiac hemangioma successfully treated with propranolol without significant side effects. Propranolol treatment of cardiac hemangiomas may be the initial treatment and avoid the need for surgical treatment.