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Korean Circ J. 2011 Sep;41(9):542-545. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2011.41.9.542
Seo JB , Kim JS , Jeong DS , Chung WY , Kim SH , Kim MA , Zo JH .
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center/Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jooheezo@hanmail.net
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center/Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with metastasis to the heart is uncommon. We report a rare case of left atrial metastasis of HCC which was resected palliatively as a live-saving procedure with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass. Despite chemoembolization, which was undertaken 11 times, cardiac metastasis occurred. Moreover, the right and left atria and left ventricle were involved simultaneously. The severe dyspnea improved dramatically after surgery. Following this, the patient underwent systemic chemotherapy and lived a life without recurrence of symptoms associated with mitral valve obstruction.

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