Primary cardiac tumors are rare, particularly in the elderly population. The patient described in this report presented with symptoms of dyspnea on exertion, leg swelling, and weight gain and was found to have two histologically distinct cardiac masses: atrial myxoma with concurrent aortic fibroelastoma. Given her history of cirrhosis and end-stage renal disease, the patient was a poor surgical candidate but opted for excision of both masses. The patient eventually succumbed to her cirrhosis six weeks after presentation. In this report, we advocate for further research into medical management for the unique presentation of concurrent primary cardiac tumors in high-operative-risk patients, particularly those whose symptoms are mostly due to tamponade.
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Gopal, J. V., Crowley, L., Quinn, S. M., Misselbeck, T. S., & Zackary, J. B. (2021). Concurrent primary cardiac tumors in a high-risk patient presenting with tamponade. Cureus, 13(8), e17324. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.17324
Cardiology | Emergency Medicine | Surgery
Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery