Acute dyspnea in Emergency Department: point of care ultrasound in the diagnosis of atrial sarcoma

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Maria Immacolata Arnone
Giampiero Foccillo
Federica De Pisapia
Giuliano De Stefano
Giovanni Albano
Maria Viviana Carlino
Alfonso Sforza
Enrico Giuseppe Ruggiero
Costantino Mancusi *
(*) Corresponding Author:
Costantino Mancusi |


We describe a rare case of a 65-year-old patient presented to Emergency Department for acute dyspnea. Traditional diagnostic work-up was done and the emergency physician promptly performed a bedside point-of-care ultrasound. A giant mass in the left atrium was detected with impairing of mitral valve function. The patient was then sent to cardiac surgery department with a final diagnosis of high-grade cardiac sarcoma.

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