Cardiac rhabdomyoma in an adult patient presenting with ventricular arrhythmia.
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.
Krasuski, RA; Hesselson, AB; Landolfo, KP; Ellington, KJ; Bashore, TM
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