Left Atrial Extension of Lung Carcinoma Simulating Myocardial Infarction, Unusual Presentation: Case Report and Literature Review


1 Department of Cardiology, G.B.Pant Hospital, New Delhi-India,

2 Department of General Medicine, Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital, Khichripur, New Delhi-India,

3 Department of Cardiology, Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal-India.


Lung malignancy invading the left atrium is rarely seen. We present a patient with a fast growing symptomatic lung mass.
Electrocardiogram showed persistent coving ST elevation with no biomarker change. Transthoracic echocardiography
showed a large left atrial mass attached to the free walls and extended into its appendage. An apparent continuity with a
large lung mass compressing left ventricular lateral wall was observed which was better evident in computed tomography of
the chest. (Tanaffos2011; 10(2): 69-71)