Oncology Publications

Title

Cardiac Tumours

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Journal

Nowotwory Journal of Oncology

Volume

59

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

8

Abstract

Primary cardiac neoplasms are rare and they are not covered comprehensively in the literature, including textbooks. A Medline search from January 2007 to July 2008 was performed to update the existing literature. Cardiac tumour manifestation may mimic other conditions. It may lead to fatal complications like sudden death, and because the tumour can act as a nidus for the formation of fibrin-platelet aggregates, embolic events occur. Its rarity means that an average physician would have minimal experience with its management. This review will serve as a useful reference.