Author + information
- Sarah Verhemel, MBChBa,∗ (, )
- Majd Protty, MBChB, MScb,
- Inez Rodrigus, MD, PhDc,
- Bernard Paelinck, MD, PhDd and
- Marc Claeys, MD, PhDd
- aDepartment of Cardiology, University Hospital Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
- bSystems Immunity University Research Institute, Cardiff University, Heath Park, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
- cDepartment of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
- dDepartment of Cardiology, University Hospital of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Sarah Verhemel, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park Way, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.
Solitary cardiac metastasis remains an uncommon diagnosis. Herein, the authors report describes a rare case of a 53-year-old woman with cardiac metastasis of a peripheral de-differentiated myxofibrosarcoma. This case demonstrates the complexity of pairing multimodality imaging and invasive techniques to achieve tissue characterization and diagnosis. (Level of Difficulty: Beginner.)
- acute heart failure
- cardiac magnetic resonance
- computed tomography
- pericardial effusion
- positron emission tomography
- shortness of breath
The authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
- Received May 1, 2019.
- Accepted June 14, 2019.
- 2019 The Authors