Cardiac rhabdomyoma in an adult patient presenting with ventricular arrhythmia

Richard A. Krasuski, Aaron B. Hesselson, Kevin P. Landolfo, Kenneth J. Ellington, T. M. Bashore

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations

Abstract

Cardiac rhabdomyomas are extremely uncommon in the adult patient. We describe a previously healthy man who presented with ventricular arrhythmias resulting from a right ventricular, cardiac rhabdomyoma. Echocardiography, CT scanning, and MRI are recognized as useful diagnostic modalities for intracardiac lesions. Cardiac catheterization in our patient demonstrated the presence of a tumor blush. This has not previously been reported with cardiac rhabdomyomas. Although lesions may spontaneously regress, surgery is often necessary and frequently resolves the underlying arrhythmia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1217-1221
Number of pages5
JournalChest
Volume118
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Arrhythmia
  • Blush
  • Cardiac
  • Coronary
  • Rhabdomyoma
  • Spider

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Cardiac rhabdomyoma in an adult patient presenting with ventricular arrhythmia'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Krasuski, R. A., Hesselson, A. B., Landolfo, K. P., Ellington, K. J., & Bashore, T. M. (2000). Cardiac rhabdomyoma in an adult patient presenting with ventricular arrhythmia. Chest, 118(4), 1217-1221. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.118.4.1217