Primary cardiac lymphoma in an immunocompetent 71-year-old man

Claudia Montanaro, Ferdinando Loiacono, Gabriele Fragasso, Francesco De Cobelli, Marco Foppoli, Alberto Margonato

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Isolated cardiac lymphomas are very rare, especially in immunocompetent patients. As a consequence, little is known about the best therapeutic management and about patients’ outcomes in these cases. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is the most frequent subtype; anthracycline-based chemotherapy has been the most successful treatment. We describe the case of a primary cardiac lymphoma in an immunocompetent 71-year-old man. As of December 2015, the patient had been in clinical remission for 2 years. The most relevant literature on primary cardiac lymphoma is reported and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-564
Number of pages4
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2015


  • Biopsy
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Diffuse/diagnosis/ drug therapy
  • Endomyocardial
  • Etoposide
  • Heart neoplasms/therapy
  • Immunocompetence
  • Lymphoma, Large B-cell
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin/drug therapy
  • Prednisone
  • Rituximab
  • Vincristine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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