Fatal outcome of a calcified amorphous tumor of the heart (cardiac CAT)

Marc Lewin, Saman Nazarian, Joseph E. Marine, David D. Yuh, Pedram Argani, Marc K. Halushka

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Calcified amorphous tumor of the heart (cardiac CAT) is an unusual non-neoplastic cardiac mass that can mimic a more malignant lesion. We describe a case of cardiac CAT in a 60-year-old female who presented with syncope. Workup revealed a 2.1-cm mass in the right ventricular wall involving the chordae tendineae of the tricuspid valve, impacting right ventricular function. Magnetic resonance imaging, echocardiography, angiography, and histologic descriptions of the lesion are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-302
Number of pages4
JournalCardiovascular Pathology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2006


  • Calcified amorphous tumor
  • Cardiac CAT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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