A Right Atrial Hemangioma Mimicking Thrombus In A Patient With Atrial Arrhythmias

Adult Noninvasive Laboratory, St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, NY, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA.
The Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal 02/2007; 1(1). DOI: 10.2174/1874192400701010034
Source: PubMed Central


Cardiac hemangiomas are rare tumors, accounting for only 2.8% of all benign primary cardiac tumors and occur at any age. Clinical presentations vary depending on the tumor location (myocardial, endocardial or pericardial). In many cases, this may be an incidental finding. We report the case of a patient with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation who had a right atrial hemangioma detected with transesophageal echocardiography prior to having percutaneous pulmonary vein isolation performed

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