Malignant neoplasm of heart, mediastinum and pleura


Heart neoplasm: Tumors in any part of the heart. They include primary cardiac tumors and metastatic tumors to the heart. Their interference with normal cardiac functions can cause a wide variety of symptoms including HEART FAILURE; CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS; or EMBOLISM.

Data source
Cause of Death registry ICD-10: C38, ICD-9: 163/164, ICD-8: 163[0-1]
Cause of Death registry: exclude ICD-9 1640
Cancer reg: TOPOGRAPHY codes C38
Level in the ICD-hierarchy 3
First defined in version DF4
DOID 117
GWAS catalog 1001339
MESH D006338

Key figures

Sex All Female Male
Number of individuals 85 20 65
Unadjusted prevalence (%) 0.05 0.02 0.09
Mean age at first event (years) 66.65 60.65 68.5
Case fatality at 5-years (%) 54.12 50.0 55.38

Longitudinal metrics

Sex All Female Male
Median nb. of events per indiv. 1 1 1
Recurrence at 6 months (%) 1.18 5.0 -


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