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Critical Care: Global Case Report Poster - Miscellaneous |

Rare Primary Cardiac Angiosarcoma Preseting as Recurrent Cardiac Tamponade

Baigalmaa Enkhtaivan, MD; Rukma Govindu, MD
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UTHSC at Houston, Houston, TX


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):273A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.286
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SESSION TITLE: Global Case Report Poster - Miscellaneous

SESSION TYPE: Global Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Primary angiosarcoma of the heart is a rare malignancy that can present in many ways. It is an important diagnosis to consider in a patients presenting with otherwise unexplained symptoms of cardiac tamponade. It is often overlooked as an initial diagnosis because of its rarity and diagnostic challenges. Here we describe a 75 year old Japanese female with recurrent hemopericardium and cardiac tamponade.

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