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Severe right-ventricular heart failure due to malignant pericardial mesothelioma

Kardiologia Polska. 2005 Nov;63(5):569-70. [Link]

Lisowska A, Knapp M, Sobkowicz B, Musial WJ.

Samodzielny Publiczny Szpital Kliniczny, Klinika Kardiologii Akademii Medycznej, ul. Marii Sklodowskiej-Curie 24A, 15-276 Bialystok, tel.: +48 85 746 86 56, faks: +48 85 746 76 04, e-mail: anlila@poczta. onet.pl.

Abstract

A case of a 63-year old female with symptomatic advanced right-ventricular (RV) heart failure due to malignant pericardial mesothelioma is presented. Echocardiography revealed that RV failure was due to the tumour-induced compression of the right atrium and not due to metastatic mesothelioma involving pericardial sac.

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