Which physical signs may be present in cardiac sarcoma?

Updated: Jan 17, 2019
  • Author: John H Raaf, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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Answer

Cardiac sarcoma has no pathognomonic physical features that may be discovered on examination. However, the following signs may accompany cardiac sarcoma:

  • Dyspnea

  • Hemoptysis

  • Diminished cardiac sounds

  • Friction rub

  • Rales

  • Refractory arrhythmias

  • Heart block

  • Heart failure


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