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Chirurgia 2011 October;24(5):293-5

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Huge primary cardiac angiosarcoma presenting with acute myocardial infarction: a case report

Yang H. Y. 1, Tsai C. S. 1, Chu K. M. 2, Cheng C. C. 2, Lee C. Y. 1

1 Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan Republic of China 2 Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine Tri-Service, General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China


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Primary cardiac angiosarcomas are rare malignant tumors with aggressive behavior. A 61-year-old man underwent emergency coronary artery bypass grafting under an initial diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction, but a primary cardiac angiosarcoma in the right atrium was diagnosed. Distant metastases in the lung and spine were noted two months after the operation. He died three months later despite postoperative chemoradiotherapy.

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