Cardiac Metastases of Malignant Melanoma

Authors

1 Department of Echocardiography, Atherosclerosis Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran

2 Atherosclerosis Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran

10.30483/rijm.2015.118384

Abstract

Malignant melanoma has the heart metastasis rate of 50 - 71%, which seems to be the highest among other malignancies. When a patient presents with cardiac metastases of melanoma, the disease has already spread through the body and therefore hardly curable. This brief review tried to introduce this important condition and discuss its frequency, presentation, diagnosis, histologic findings and treatments.

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