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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2011, Article ID 340681, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/340681
Case Report

Cardiac Angiosarcoma

1Unidad de Vigilancia Intensiva de Cardiología Clínica, Instituto Nacional de Cardiología de Laranjeiras, 22.240-006 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
2Departamento de Cirugía Cardiovascular, Instituto Nacional de Cardiología de Laranjeiras, 22.240-006 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
3Departamento de Patología, Instituto Nacional de Cardiología de Laranjeiras, 22.240-006 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
4Departamento de Oncología Torácica, Instituto Nacional do Câncer, 20.230-130 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Received 15 August 2011; Accepted 20 September 2011

Academic Editors: T. Sahin and T. Tak

Copyright © 2011 Monique Esteves Cardoso et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Despite cardiac metastases are found in about 20% of cancer deaths, the presence of primary cardiac tumors is rare. Most primary tumors are benign, and malignant tumors comprise about 15%. We report a 21-year-old man with fever, dyspnea, and hemoptysis that was diagnosed with angiosarcoma of the right atrium and pulmonary metastasis. Patient was submitted to surgical tumor resection without adjuvant therapy and died four months after diagnosis.