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October 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26(4) doi:10.5837/bjc.2019.037 Online First

Atypical presentation of STEMI with pericardial effusion causing cardiac tamponade related to malignancy

Matthew J Johnson, Rohan Penmetcha

Abstract

Introduction Cardiac tamponade and myocardial infarction (MI) are rare as the initial presentation of a malignancy. Lung cancer is among the most common sites from which cardiac metastases arise.1,2 The majority of cases of neoplastic pericardial disease are not detected or diagnosed antemortem due to the usual lack of clinical symptoms.3 Cardiac metastases most commonly occur between ages 50 and 70 years, notably via lymphatic and haematogenous dissemination.4,5 Tumour cells also have the ability to activate the coagulation system causing a prothrombic or hypercoagulable state to develop throughout the course of malignancy.6 Case A 57-year-o

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