What is the role of ECG in the workup of cardiac sarcoma?

Updated: Jan 17, 2019
  • Author: John H Raaf, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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More than 75% of patients with cardiac sarcomas have abnormalities that are generally nonspecific on ECGs.

Myocardial tumors can cause arrhythmias or various degrees of heart block.

Nonspecific ST and T wave changes may be observed.

Pericardial lesions may cause tachycardia and decreased voltage.


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