Large, Hormonally Active Primary Cardiac Paraganglioma: Diagnosis and Management

M. Mujeeb Zubair, Lamees I. El Nihum, Susan L. Haley, Qasim Al Abri, Daniel J. Lenihan, Thomas E. MacGillivray, Michael J. Reardon

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We describe a 26-year-old woman presenting with chest pain and evidence of coronary ischemia. Echocardiography revealed a large left ventricular mass initially deemed unresectable at her initial institution. Investigation revealed a dopamine-secreting primary cardiac paraganglioma encompassing vital cardiac architecture. This case discusses our heart team approach to complex cardiac masses and illustrates the feasibility of surgical resection in complex cases of hormonally active primary cardiac paragangliomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e167-e170
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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