The Cardiac Mass; Is it A Thrombus, Tumor or Vegetation? Take it in the Context of the DiseaseAdam M Au*
Specialty in Internal Medicine, Plantation General Hospital, 401 Nw 42nd Ave, Plantation, FL 33317, Florida, United States
- *Corresponding Author:
- Adam M Au
Specialty in Internal Medicine
Plantation General Hospital
401 Nw 42nd Ave
Plantation, FL 33317
Florida, United States
Email: [email protected]
Received date: June 16, 2016; Accepted date: August 29, 2016; Published date: September 02, 2016
Citation: Adam MA (2016) The Cardiac Mass; Is it A Thrombus, Tumor or Vegetation? Take it in the Context of the Disease. J Clin Diagn Res 4:128. doi:10.4172/2376-0311.1000128
Copyright: © 2016 Adam MA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: Masses are common findings in echocardiography and cardiac imaging; largely confusing without surgical and pathological interventions for diagnosis. Method: Through case presentations and peer-reviewed publications, this paper elucidates a scientific methodology on how a clinician can arrive at a timely diagnosis by focusing on the respective properties of the mass on imaging. Results: Twenty-three cardiac masses and two imaging cases are delineated respectively to tumor, vegetation or emboli, as well as other findings. One of the masses is substantiated by histopathological analysis after additional assessment with transesophageal echocardiogram. Conclusion: With eminent symptoms and potentially perilous delay of treatment, a careful examination of cardiac masses provides numerous unique clues in helping the clinician expedite treatment.