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ALONSO-FERNANDEZ, M et al. Cardiac tamponade. First manifestation of a cardiac angiosarcoma. About a case. Anest. Méx. [online]. 2019, vol.31, n.1, pp.51-55. ISSN 2448-8771.

Cardiac angiosarcomas are rare diseases, but are the most frequent malignant cardiac tumors. Its early diagnosis is difficult because of manifested signs and nonspecific symptoms, are associated with a worse prognosis. We present the case of an adult patient in a situation of cardiogenic shock, because of a cardiac tamponade, being the cause of a cardiac angiosarcoma. The patient subsequently received emergent surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy.

The patient died within four months of the diagnosis

Keywords : Cardiac tamponade; cardiac angiosarcoma.

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