Echocardiographic features of primary cardiac sarcoma

Pu Lin Hsieh, Doyal Lee, Kuan Rau Chiou, Ming Ho Kung, Shoa Lin Lin, Chun Peng Liu, Hung Ting Chiang

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Primary cardiac sarcoma is extremely rare and seldom causes symptoms until late in its course. Discomfort may occur only when the mass causes obstruction to the intracardiac flow. Early diagnosis is vital because it allows prompt and relevant management. We describe the history and echocardiographic features in four patients with primary cardiac sarcoma and review the current literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-220
Number of pages6
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Cardiac tumor
  • Sarcoma
  • Transesophageal echocardiography
  • Transthoracic echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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