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

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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
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2000


  • 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


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