Cardiac calcified amorphous tumor in a patient presenting for ventricular tachycardia ablation: Intracardiac echocardiogram diagnosis and management

Ammar Habib, Paul A. Friedman, Leslie T. Cooper, Mahmoud Suleiman, Samuel J. Asirvatham

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Abstract

Calcified amorphous tumors (CAT) of the heart are rare primary cardiac tumors characterized by heavy myocardial and valve apparatus calcification. The relationship of the entity with ventricular arrhythmia, if any, is unknown. We describe a case of cardiac CAT in a 58-year-old woman with prior cardiac arrest and recurrent ventricular tachycardia who presented for radiofrequency ablation. Pre-ablation intracardiac echocardiogram revealed the characteristic endomyocardial calcific pattern associated with this tumor that precluded catheter manipulation in the left ventricle. The imaging characteristics and management are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-178
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

Keywords

  • Ablation
  • Calcified amorphous tumor
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Cardiac tumor
  • Intracardiac ultrasound
  • VT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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