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Blushing primary cardiac angiosarcoma
  1. Mohammed Khanji1,
  2. Eveleine Lee2,
  3. Adrian Ionescu2
  1. 1Centre for Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging, London Chest Hospital, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Cardiology, Morriston Cardiac Centre, Swansea, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mohammed Khanji, Centre for Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging, London Chest Hospital, Bethnal Green, London E2 9JX, UK; mohammedkhanji{at}

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A 27-year-old woman presented with a 4 weeks history of progressive dyspnoea and 2 days of pleuritic chest pain. A CT pulmonary angiogram excluded a pulmonary embolus but a large pericardial effusion was noted. An echocardiogram confirmed this (see * in figure 1A) but also identified a small irregular mass attached to the right atrial wall (white arrow, figure 1A). Cardiovascular Magnetic …

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  • Contributors MK conceived the idea of writing the case report and wrote the initial draft. All authors contributed to the manuscript and approved the final version.

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