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Diagnosis of Primary Cardiac Malignancies: Echocardiography

  • Paolo Pino
  • Chiara Lestuzzi
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Abstract

Cardiac malignancies are often detected at transthoracic echocardiography, either done for the presence of symptoms or during a routine screening [1–5]. Echocardiography for its spatial and temporal resolution can define precise anatomic details and pathology: location, morphologic appearance (size, shape), mobility, and relation to adjacent cardiac structures so that the embolic potential and hemodynamic consequences of the tumors are well determined [6, 7].

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cardiology Unit and Coronary Intensive Care UnitOspedale San Camillo-ForlaniniRomeItaly
  2. 2.Cardiology UnitIRCCS CRO-National Cancer InstituteAviano (PN)Italy

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