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Cardiac rhabdomyoma presenting as infective endocarditis: a case report

  • Nawal Azhari (a1), Manal Hakim (a1) and Ghaith Barefah (a1)
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We report a case of cardiac rhabdomyomas in an infant who presented with right ventricular tachycardia, and a clinical picture of infective endocarditis. Typical features of tuberous sclerosis developed subsequently. To the best of our knowledge, cardiac rhabdomyoma has not been reported previously in association with infective endocarditis.

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Correspondence to: Dr N. Azhari, Consultant Pediatric Cardiologist, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Maternity and Children Hospital, PO Box 13877, Jeddah, 21414, Saudi Arabia. Tel: +00 966 12 6673818; Fax: +00 966 12 6653517; E-mail: nazhari @ gmail.com
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Cardiology in the Young
  • ISSN: 1047-9511
  • EISSN: 1467-1107
  • URL: /core/journals/cardiology-in-the-young
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