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Cardiology Research and Practice
Volume 2010, Article ID 681726, 2 pages
Case Report

Endomyocardial Biopsy of Right Atrial Angiosarcoma Guided by Intracardiac Echocardiography

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA

Received 14 January 2010; Accepted 9 March 2010

Academic Editor: Eric Boersma

Copyright © 2010 Suman S. Kuppahally 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.


We report a case of a 22-year-old female who presented with pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade. She was diagnosed with a right atrial mass by computed tomography and was referred to our institution for biopsy of this mass. Transcatheter biopsy was performed with intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) guidance, avoiding the need for transesophageal echocardiography or surgery to obtain the biopsy. ICE for transcatheter biopsy of an intracardiac mass is an attractive modality which provides precise localization of the cardiac structures.