The management of malignant cardiac tumors: clinical considerations.

  title={The management of malignant cardiac tumors: clinical considerations.},
  author={Charles Nicholas Catton},
  journal={Seminars in diagnostic pathology},
  volume={25 1},
Primary sarcomas of the heart are extremely rare, whereas secondary cardiac involvement with malignancy is relatively common, especially in the setting of widespread metastatic disease. Patients may present acutely with catastrophic hemodynamic instability, but presentation is more commonly nonspecific. The symptoms of primary cardiac sarcomas are often misattributed to more common conditions, and secondary cardiac involvement may be overlooked in the constellation of symptoms associated with… CONTINUE READING