Cardiac Sarcoma Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Dec 23, 2019
  • Author: John H Raaf, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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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