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Cardiac sarcoma
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Cardiac sarcoma

Contributors: Ryan Hoefen MD, PhD
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Synopsis

Cardiac sarcoma is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm or tumor of the heart that is malignant in nature. The most common type is angiosarcoma; other manifestations include rhabdomyosarcomas, leiomyosarcomas, fibrosarcomas, and other variations. Common signs and symptoms include chest pain, heart murmur, palpitations, dyspnea, night sweats, neck vein distention, weight loss, and swelling of the feet, legs, ankles, or abdomen. Diagnostic determination may be aided by echocardiography, CT, and/or MRI imaging. The malignancy infiltrates cardiac structures rapidly and upon diagnosis may have already begun metastases. Prognosis is generally poor, even with complete resection or cardiac transplantation.

Codes

ICD10CM:
C49.9 – Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue, unspecified

SNOMEDCT:
424413001 – Sarcoma

Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls

  • Atrial myxoma
  • Lipomatous hypertrophy of the atrial septum
  • Intracardiac thrombus
  • Cardiac arteriovenous malformation
  • Pericardial cyst

Best Tests

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Last Updated:03/09/2020
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Cardiac sarcoma : Chest pain, Night sweats, Heart murmur, Neck vein distension, Heart palpitations, Dyspnea
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