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Metastatic tumor of the heart: description of a case

Baratella, Maria C.; Calamelli, Sara; D’Este, Daniele

Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine: October 2011 - Volume 12 - Issue 10 - p 741–742
doi: 10.2459/JCM.0b013e32834ab683
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We present the case of a 67-year-old man with a carcinoma of the lung and a metastatic tumor of the heart. The diagnosis was made on the basis of echocardiogram. In this patient, the first and unique cardiac symptom was irreversible sustained ventricular arrhythmia leading to death.

aCardiology Unit, Civic Hospital, Dolo, Venice

bCardiology Unit, Civic Hospital, Mirano, Venice, Italy

Correspondence to Daniele D’Este, MD, Cardiology Unit, Civic Hospital, Riviera XXIX Aprile 2, 30031 Dolo, Venice, Italy E-mail:

Received 19 April, 2011

Revised 10 June, 2011

Accepted 29 June, 2011

© 2011 Italian Federation of Cardiology. All rights reserved.