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A 61-year-old man presented with recurrent ventricular tachycardia (left bundle branch block morphology, superior axis). Magnetic resonance imaging (Fig. 1) and contrast-enhanced transthoracic echocardiography (Fig. 2) demonstrated an ill-defined mass in the right heart along the free wall of the right atrium, involving the tricuspid valve and extending into the right ventricle. Extensive investigation showed no evidence of extra-cardiac involvement and a tissue diagnosis was recommended. Accordingly, we elected to proceed to myocardial biopsy and, to facilitate accurate tissue localisation, we performed the procedure under guidance with intracardiac echocardiography.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.euje.2006.08.005

Type

Journal article

Journal

Eur J Echocardiogr

Publication Date

12/2007

Volume

8

Pages

505 - 506

Keywords

Biopsy, Diagnosis, Differential, Echocardiography, Female, Heart Neoplasms, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Middle Aged, Ultrasonography, Interventional