The diagnosis of primary cardiac lymphoma by right heart catheterization and biopsy using fluoroscopic and transthoracic echocardiographic guidance

Yigal Abramowitz*, Nurith Hiller, Gidon Perlman, Dan Admon, Ronen Beeri, Tova Chajek-Shaul, David Leibowitz

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Abstract

We describe a case of primary cardiac lymphoma diagnosed by transvenous biopsy under fluoroscopic and transthoracic echocardiographic guidance. A 38-year-old man was admitted because of exertional dyspnea. ECG revealed complete atrioventricular block. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a large mass attached to the interventricular septum and protruding into the right atrium. The patient underwent a right heart catheterization and a biopsy was taken from the mass using fluoroscopic and transthoracic echocardiographic guidance. Diagnosis of malignant lymphoma was established by the biopsy specimen. The use of transthoracic echo in conjunction with fluoroscopy may be useful for the diagnosis of intracardiac mass transvenously.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)e39-e40
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume118
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 31 May 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiac biopsy
  • Cardiac lymphoma
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Transthoracic echocardiography

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