Nowotwory Journal of Oncology
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.