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Minerva Cardioangiologica 2006 December;54(6):783-7

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Papillary fibroelastoma of the ascending aorta presenting with cardiogenic shock

Coskun O., Coskun T., Arusoglu L., Fuchs U., El-Arousy M., Liewald C., Körtke H., Tebbe U., Bairaktaris A., Körfer R.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Heart-Center of North-Rhine Westphalia Bad Oeynhausen, Germany


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We describe an uncommon case of a 58-year-old woman who presented with cardiogenic shock. The echocardiography examination revealed a papillary fibroadenoma located in the ascending aorta which was subsequently surgically treated.

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