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Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

, 10:37

First Online: 09 July 2008Received: 09 May 2008Accepted: 09 July 2008


We report a case of malignant melanoma metastasis to the heart presenting as complete heart block. The highlight of the case is to demonstrate that silent cardiac metastasis is not uncommon and CMR has the potential to characterize these cardiac metastases and should be used routinely as a screening tool for those cancers with a high chance of cardiac involvement.

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Author: Vikas K Rathi - Ronald B Williams - June Yamrozik - Howard Grill - Robert WW Biederman



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