Cardiac rhabdomyoma in an adult patient presenting with ventricular arrhythmia.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Cardiac rhabdomyomas are extremely uncommon in the adult patient. We describe a previously healthy man who presented with ventricular arrhythmias resulting from a right ventricular, cardiac rhabdomyoma. Echocardiography, CT scanning, and MRI are recognized as useful diagnostic modalities for intracardiac lesions. Cardiac catheterization in our patient demonstrated the presence of a tumor blush. This has not previously been reported with cardiac rhabdomyomas. Although lesions may spontaneously regress, surgery is often necessary and frequently resolves the underlying arrhythmia.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Krasuski, RA; Hesselson, AB; Landolfo, KP; Ellington, KJ; Bashore, TM

Published Date

  • October 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 118 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1217 - 1221

PubMed ID

  • 11035702

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0012-3692

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1378/chest.118.4.1217


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States