Cardiac Tumors

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Ratanapunt Incharoensakdi, MD
Rergchai Varatorn, MD
Chirotchana Suchato, MD


Primary cardiac tumors are extremely rare. The frequency of cardiac tumor is approximately 0.02% corresponding to 200 tumors in one million autopsies.1 The occurrence of metastatic cardiac tumors has been reported a 100-fold more commonly than primary lesions.2 Clinical manifestations are usually determined by the location of the tumor in the heart, such as obstruction of the circulation being symptomatic of heart failure. The tumor may not only invade the myocardium but also the adjacent lung,3 which can cause pulmonary symptoms.


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Incharoensakdi R, Varatorn R, Suchato C. Cardiac Tumors. BKK Med J [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 20 [cited 2023 Nov. 30];2(1):34. Available from:
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