Malignant cardiac tumors: Diagnosis and treatment

Chiara Lestuzzi, Antonino De Paoli, Tanja Baresic, Gianmaria Miolo, Angela Buonadonna

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Abstract

Primary malignant cardiac tumors are represented by sarcomas and non-Hodgkin lymphomas. They are rare, affect mostly patients in the fourth decade of life and have a severe prognosis. Both the diagnosis and the treatment require a multidisciplinary approach, and the cardiologist plays a central role both in the diagnosis and in the follow-up. The prognosis may be improved by a careful planning of surgery and by the use of multimodality treatment, including complementary chemotherapy and radiation therapy. A strict follow-up must be planned even after apparently complete cure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-500
Number of pages16
JournalFuture Cardiology
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2015

Keywords

  • Cardiac lymphoma
  • Cardiac malignancy
  • Cardiac radiotherapy
  • Cardiac sarcomas
  • Cardiac tumors
  • Chemotherapy
  • Malignant cardiac tumors
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Molecular Medicine

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