Cardiac Sarcoma Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Oct 15, 2015
  • Author: John H Raaf, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

Because of the nonspecific presentation of cardiac sarcomas, the number of disease processes that should be considered in the differential diagnosis is vast. Selected possibilities include the following:

  • Bronchogenic carcinoma

  • Chronic heart failure

  • Atrial myxoma

  • Pericarditis

  • Pericardial tamponade

  • Coronary insufficiency

  • Mediastinitis

  • Mesothelioma

Differential Diagnoses