Left ventricular hamartoma associated with ventricular tachycardia.

  title={Left ventricular hamartoma associated with ventricular tachycardia.},
  author={Michelle Dinh and Joseph M. Galvin and Tom H Aretz and David F. Torchiana},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={71 5},
Cardiac hamartomas are a rare type of benign tumor affecting the heart. We describe a 33-year-old patient who presented with a wide complex tachycardia. Diagnostic imaging revealed a mass in the patient's left ventricular wall, near the apex of the heart. The mass was surgically resected and appeared benign. Its pathology was that of a hamartoma of mature cardiac myocytes. Postoperative electrophysiology evaluation showed no inducible focus and the patient remains alive and asymptomatic after 2… CONTINUE READING

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