Fibroelastoma as a culprit of syncope
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Papillary fibroelastomas (PFE) are the most common tumors of the cardiac valves and the third most common tumors of the heart. Although they are usually not clinically significant and histologically benign, they have been associated with valvular dysfunction, increased risk for embolic events, and even myocardial infarction. We will present the case of a 36-year-old female who suffered a syncopal episode while sitting at her computer. She had no prior episodes of syncope, no systemic signs of illness and no prior history of intravenous drug abuse.A bedside emergency room ultrasound showed a hyperechoic lesion on the right cusp of the aortic valve concerning for a vegetation, but in this case, it was also concerning for a cardiac tumor...

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