Cardiac manifestations of noncardiac tumors. Part I: Direct effects

B. A. Weinberg, D. J. Conces, B. F. Waller

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Cardiac manifestations of secondary tumors of the heart may exert their effects directly by endocardial, myocardial, epicardial, or cavitary deposits (metastatic lesions), indirectly via tumor products such as in carcinoma, or mediated by therapy (chemotherapy, radiation) to treat the primary neoplasm. Part I of this review summarizes the frequency of metastatic cardiac involvement by various tumors and discusses pericardial manifestations (effusion, tamponade, constriction), one of the most common consequences of direct cardiac involvement by secondary tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-296
Number of pages8
JournalClinical cardiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1989


  • cardiac metastases
  • pericardial effusion
  • secondary cardiac tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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