An unusual case of biventricular cardiac failure.


We present a patient with acute retrosternal pain and dyspnoea. Clinical examination revealed a woman in shock with a loud holosystolic murmur and congested jugular veins. Echocardiography showed severe mitral insufficiency. At transoesophageal echocardiography a large mass was seen in the right atrium. The differential diagnosis was a thrombus or an intracardiac tumour. Subsequent histology revealed a non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the right atrium, the wall of the left atrium extending to the mitral valve and further location in the pelvis and duodenum. The discussion incorporates a brief overview of the literature.

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@article{Schoeters2001AnUC, title={An unusual case of biventricular cardiac failure.}, author={P Schoeters and Herbert de Raedt and Luc J Colemont}, journal={Acta cardiologica}, year={2001}, volume={56 2}, pages={127-9} }