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Relapse of lymphoma in the heart after a 10-year remission.
  1. A. J. Bell,
  2. G. J. Mufti,
  3. T. J. Hamblin


    A 71-year-old woman presented with intractable cardiac failure 10 years after receiving treatment for lymphoma. Extensive investigations failed to demonstrate a recurrence of her disease, but resolution of her cardiac failure following a trial of chemotherapy and subsequently a cross-sectional echocardiogram suggested intracardiac relapse. This was later confirmed at autopsy. Cardiac metastases should be suspected in patients with malignant disease who develop signs or symptoms related to the heart.

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