Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Dramatic Recovery from Cardiovascular Collapse: Paclitaxel as an Urgent Treatment for Primary Cardiac Angiosarcoma
Toshio SuzukiYoshiyuki YamamotoNoriaki SakamotoHideo SuzukiKazuko TajiriTomoko IshizuYasuhiro FujisawaMasayuki NoguchiMasaki IedaYuji HiramatsuIkuo Sekine
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2021 Volume 60 Issue 1 Pages 67-71

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We herein report three patients with cardiac angiosarcoma who were directly admitted to the intensive-care unit for hemodynamic instability with circulatory collapse. Using a multidisciplinary cardio-oncologic approach, we diagnosed their condition as angiosarcoma by an invasive biopsy and urgently started weekly paclitaxel administration despite their poor performance status. Their vital signs were soon stabilized, leading to the patients' discharge from the hospital. Although no treatment guidelines for cardiac angiosarcoma have been established, chemotherapy with paclitaxel can be an option for cases presenting with hemodynamic instability.

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