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Table 3 Characteristics of the patients according to the presence of pre-operative embolism

From: Risk prediction for emboli and recurrence of primary cardiac myxomas after resection

Variables Embolism (n = 32) No embolism (n = 175) P
Age (years) 39.7 ± 16.6 45.0 ± 15.5 0.079
Gender (male) 12 (37.5 %) 59 (33.7 %) 0.689
Location (left atrium) 26 (81.3 %) 154 (88.0 %) 0.389
Appearance (gelatinous) 29 (90.6 %) 111 (63.4 %) 0.002
Size (cm) 4.45 ± 1.66 5.60 ± 1.72 0.001
Preoperative NYHA Status    0.217
 I-II 29 (90.6 %) 139 (79.4 %)  
 III-IV 3 (9.4 %) 36 (20.6 %)