Cardiac involvement by lymphoma: report of a fatal case


  • 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
  • Ullah Mohammad Asssistant Professor, Cardiology, SSMC, Dhaka
  • Ali M Atahar Professor, Cardiology, NICVD, Dhaka


cardiac lymphoma, complete heart block, non-Hodgkin lymphoma


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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