Cardiac involvement by lymphoma: report of a fatal case

Authors

  • Zaman Shahana Asssistant Professor, Cardiology, NICVD, Dhaka
  • Debnath Deb Dulal Medical Officer, Cardiology, NICVD, Dhaka
  • Nabi Shaila Associate Professor, Cardiology, NICVD, Dhaka
  • Rahim Muhammad Abdur Associate Professor, Nephrology, BIRDEM, Dhaka http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1280-9144
  • Ullah Mohammad Asssistant Professor, Cardiology, SSMC, Dhaka
  • Ali M Atahar Professor, Cardiology, NICVD, Dhaka

Keywords:

cardiac lymphoma, complete heart block, non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Abstract

Lymphomas are one of the most common malignant neoplasms of the heart. Cardiac lymphomas may be primary but most of the cases are part of disseminated disease. A young Bangladeshi man, diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and on chemotherapy, presented with features of heart failure. Initial evaluation revealed complete heart block with narrow QRS complexes and intra-cardiac mass lesion suggesting lymphomatous deposit. The patient expired while awaiting an endo-myocardial biopsy.

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Published

2021-03-26