A cardiac paraganglioma

  • M. Makotoko Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital, Pretoria
  • R.A. Plaatjies Pelonomi Private Hospital, Bloemfontein
  • M. Swart Bloemfontein Medi-Clinic, Bloemfontein
  • J.H.A. Venter Bloemfontein Medi-Clinic, Bloemfontein


A 31-year-old man presented with a month’s history of severe headache, palpitations and excessive sweating. He had no prior illnesses and was not taking any medication. He was a non-smoker and a teetotaller. His parents had both died but he did not know the cause of their deaths.
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