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- Received January 7, 2013
- Revision received January 23, 2013
- Accepted January 29, 2013
- Published online August 6, 2013.
A 30-year-old man with no prior medical history had an episode of cardiac arrest with ventricular fibrillation. An echocardiogram and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging were performed as part of diagnostic testing (A, B, C, Online Videos 1, 2, and 3). Both modalities showed a mass in the lateral wall of left ventricle with significant contrast uptake (D, E, Online Videos 4 and 5) suggesting a vascular tumor. Because percutaneous biopsy was unsuccessful an open biopsy was performed. The pathology revealed capillary hemangioma (F, G). The patient underwent placement of a single chamber defibrillator and was discharged with close follow-up. Malignant arrhythmias, particularly ventricular fibrillation, are rarely described in association with capillary hemangiomas (1).
- Received January 7, 2013.
- Revision received January 23, 2013.
- Accepted January 29, 2013.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation