Type A aortic dissection, Bentall procedure, atypical symptoms
This case report presents a rare case of cardiac leiomyomatosis misdiagnosed initially as submassive pulmonary embolism in a 39-year-old woman. The patient presented with syncope and hypotension, leading to an initial diagnosis of submassive pulmonary embolism. However, further investigations revealed a right-sided heart mass on echocardiogram. Surgical intervention was carried out, and the patient’s condition was successfully managed. This case emphasizes the importance of considering rare cardiac tumours in the differential diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.
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