Review ArticlesCardiac and Pericardial TumorsLamba, Gurpreet MD; Frishman, William H. MDAuthor Information From the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York. Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest. Correspondence: Gurpreet Lamba MD, Division of Hematology/Oncology, New York Medical College, Munger 250, Valhalla, NY 10595. E-mail: [email protected]. Cardiology in Review: September/October 2012 - Volume 20 - Issue 5 - p 237-252 doi: 10.1097/CRD.0b013e31825603e7 Buy Metrics Abstract Primary cardiac tumors of the heart present often as a clinical dilemma and need to be considered in the differential diagnosis of other cardiovascular diseases. They are infrequent and often asymptomatic. Occasionally, the tumors may be life threatening. Secondary involvement of the heart by extracardiac tumors is much more common. Benign tumors constitute 80% of primary cardiac neoplasms, with myxomas as the most common type. This review describes the pathology, clinical presentation, and treatment of both benign and malignant tumors of both the heart and the pericardium. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.