1st Edition

Case Reports in Cardiology Cardiac Neoplasm

Edited By William C. Roberts Copyright 2024
    155 Pages 27 Color & 49 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    155 Pages 27 Color & 49 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    155 Pages 27 Color & 49 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    From the earliest days of medicine to the present, case reports have been a critical aspect of clinical education and knowledge development. In this comprehensive volume, Dr. William C. Roberts, a renowned expert in the field, explores the rich history and ongoing importance of case reports in cardiology.

    Through engaging and insightful analysis, the book demonstrates how case reports have provided physicians with crucial insights into rare diseases, complex conditions, and ground-breaking treatments. Drawing on a vast range of sources, from ancient manuscripts to cutting-edge journals, it offers a unique perspective on the role of case reports in medical education and management of cardiac neoplasm and other cardiac tumor associated diseases. It underscores how case reports can be used to enhance diagnostic accuracy, identify new treatment options, and promote innovation in the field. In addition, the book provides valuable insights into the process of writing and publishing case reports, including tips for young physicians looking to break into the field.

    This book will be an indispensable guide to the history, practice, and ongoing significance of case reports for medical students, physicians, and researchers alike.

    Key features:

    • Provides a rich repository of diverse case reports in cardiology published by the editor and his colleagues over 61 years
    • Features 24 clinical case studies related to Cardiac Neoplasm useful for medical students and practicing cardiologists
    • Valuable resource for young physicians seeking to establish a foothold in medical research and academics

    *Note: Cases are numbered based on their number in WCR’s CV.


    7. Glenner GG, Crout JR, Roberts WC. A functional carotid-body-like tumor. Secreting levarterenol. Arch Pathol. 1962;73:230-240.

    49. MacLowry JD, Roberts WC. Metastatic choriocarcinoma of the lung. Invasion of pulmonary veins with extension into the left atrium and mitral orifice. Am J Cardiol. 1966;18(6):938-941.

    68. Glancy DL, Morales JB Jr, Roberts WC. Angiosarcoma of the heart. Am J Cardiol. 1968;21(3):413-419.

    109. Serpick A, Lowenbraun S, Sheinbrot S, Brace K, Belcher V, Roberts WC. Clinical case records in chemotherapy. Possible radiation pericarditis in Hodgkin’s disease. Cancer Chemother Rep. 1970;54(3):199-208.

    343. Isner JM, Falcone MW, Virmani R, Roberts WC. Cardiac sarcoma causing "ASH" and simulating coronary heart disease. Am J Med. 1979;66(6):1025-1030.

    371. Waller BF, Gottdiener JS, Virmani R, Roberts WC. The "charcoal heart;" melanoma to the cor. Chest. 1980;77(5):671-676.

    426. Waller BF, Fletcher RD, Roberts WC. Carcinoma of the lung causing pulmonary arterial stenosis. Chest. 1981;79(5):589-591.

    439. Cabin HS, Costello RM, Vasudevan G, Maron BJ, Roberts WC. Cardiac lymphoma mimicking hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Am Heart J. 1981;102(3 Pt 1):466-468.

    444. McManus BM, Fleury TA, Roberts WC. Fatal catecholamine crisis in pheochromocytoma: curable cause of cardiac arrest. Am Heart J. 1981;102(5):930-932.

    581. Silver MA, Macher AM, Reichert CM, Levens DL, Parrillo JE, Longo DL, Roberts WC. Cardiac involvement by Kaposi’s sarcoma in acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Am J Cardiol. 1984;53(7):983-985.

    674. Hajar R, Roberts WC, Folger GM Jr. Embryonal botryoid rhabdomyosarcoma of the mitral valve. Am J Cardiol. 1986;57(4):376.

    680. Taylor MA, Bray M, Roberts WC. Aberrant thyroid gland attached to ascending aorta. Am J Cardiol. 1986;57(8):708.

    828. Brabham KR, Roberts WC. Cardiac-compressing intrapericardial teratoma at birth. Am J Cardiol. 1989;63(5):386-387.

    856. Dollar AL, Wallace RB, Kent KM, Burkhart MW, Roberts WC. Mitral valve replacement for mitral lipoma associated with severe obesity. Am J Cardiol. 1989;64(19):1405-1407.

    885. Domanski MJ, Delaney TF, Kleiner DE Jr, Goswitz M, Agatston A, Tucker E, Johnson M, Roberts WC. Primary sarcoma of the heart causing mitral stenosis. Am J Cardiol. 1990;66(10):893-895.

    891. Roberts CS, Gottdiener JS, Roberts WC. Clinically undetected cardiac lymphoma causing fatal congestive heart failure. Am Heart J. 1990;120(5):1239-1242.

    996. Shirani J, Roberts WC. Epicardial lipoma. Am Heart J. 1993;126(4):1030.

    1166. Roberts WC. Operative excision of atrial septal fat. Ann Thorac Surg. 1999;68(5):1890.

    1362. Nawaz MZ, Lander AR, Schussler JM, Grayburn PA, Hamman BL, Roberts WC. Tumor excision versus valve replacement for papillary fibroelastoma involving the mitral valve. Am J Cardiol. 2006;97(5):759-764.

    1364. Berbarie RF, Aslam MK, Kuiper JJ, Matter GJ, Martin AW, Roberts WC, Schussler JM. Preoperative exclusion of significant coronary artery disease by 64-slice CT coronary angiography in a patient with a left atrial myxoma. Proc Bayl Univ Med Cent. 2006;19(2):121.

    1366. Boltan DD, Hall SA, Roberts WC. Heart failure resulting from chemotherapy for testicular neoplasm: a follow-up on a patient reported 20 years earlier. Proc Bayl Univ Med Cent. 2006;19(2):124-125.

    1683. Zhrebker L, Cherni I, Gross LM, Hinshelwood MM, Reese M, Aldrich J, Guileyardo JM, Roberts WC, Craig D, Von Hoff DD, Mennel RG, Carpten JD. Case report: whole exome sequencing of primary cardiac angiosarcoma highlights potential for targeted therapies. BMC Cancer. 2017;17(1):17.

    1685. Roberts WC, Grayburn PA, Hamman BL. Lipoma of the mitral valve. Am J Cardiol. 2017;119(7):1121-1123.

    1725. Roberts CS, Carry MM, Choi JW, Grayburn PA, Roberts WC. Papillary fibroelastoma in the left atrium. Proc Bayl Univ Med Cent. 2019;32(2):247-248.


    William C. Roberts, MD, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 11, 1932. He graduated from Southern Methodist University and Emory University School of Medicine. He did his training in internal medicine at the Boston City Hospital and at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and his training in pathology at the National Institutes of Health. From July 1964 to March 1993, he was Chief of Pathology at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. He published more than 1700 articles, authored or edited 31 books, and lectured in more than 2200 cities worldwide. He contributed information on many cardiovascular conditions. During the past 44 years, Dr. Roberts had been program director for the Williamsburg Conference on Heart Disease held every December in Williamsburg, Virginia. The American College of Cardiology Foundation has sponsored this conference for 30 years. Since March 1993, Dr. Roberts had been the executive director of the Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He was also the editor-in-chief of the Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings and Dean of the A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education at Baylor Scott & White Health. He had been the editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Cardiology since June 1982. He received many honors including the 1978 Gifted Teacher Award from The American College of Cardiology; the 1983 College Medalist Award of the American College of Chest Physicians; the Public Health Service Commendation Medal in 1979; the 1984 Richard and Hilda Rosenthal Foundation Award from the Council of Cardiology of the American Heart Association; an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines in 1995; the designation of Master from The American College of Cardiology in 2004, and the Lifetime Achievement Award of The American College of Cardiology in 2016; and the Lifetime Achievement Award for D’s CEO’s Excellence in Healthcare Awards in 2021.

    Sadly, Dr. William C. Roberts passed away in June 2023 at the age of 90, just as this book series went into production.