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Tumors of the heart

Whether cancerous or not, heart tumors can result in severe illness as they may interfere with the heart's electrical and mechanical activity.[1][2]

They may occur from within the heart as primary tumors of the heart, or have originated elsewhere.

Benign heart tumors
Type 1st sentence
Papillary fibroelastoma checkY
Cardiac myxoma checkY
Cardiac fibroma checkY
Cardiac rhabdomyoma checkY
Adult cellular rhabdomyoma checkY
Cardiac lipoma and lipomatous hypertrophy of the atrial septum
Lipomatous hamartoma of the atrioventricular valve
Hamartoma of mature cardiac myocytes
Mesenchymal cardiac haemangiomas
Conduction system hamartoma
Cystic tumor of the atrioventricular node

Malignant heart tumors
Type 1st sentence
Cardiac angiosarcoma
Cardiac leiomyosarcoma
Cardiac undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma
Cardiac diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
Cardiac fibrin-associated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma


  1. WHO Classification of Tumours Editorial Board (2021). "3. Tumours of the heart". Thoracic Tumours. Vol. 5 (5th ed.). Lyon (France): World Health Organization. pp. 227–271. ISBN 978-92-832-4506-3.
  2. Maleszewski, Joseph J.; Basso, Cristina; Bois, Melanie C.; Glass, Carolyn; Klarich, Kyle W.; Leduc, Charles; Padera, Robert F.; Tavora, Fabio (April 2022). "The 2021 WHO Classification of Tumors of the Heart". Journal of Thoracic Oncology: Official Publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. 17 (4): 510–518. doi:10.1016/j.jtho.2021.10.021. ISSN 1556-1380. PMID 34774791.