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Atrial Myxoma; Left

Overview

Atrial myxoma left is the tumor (begnin) located in the left upper chamber of the heart.. Approximately 75% of myxoma occurs in the left side of the heart (atrium).


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Causes

A myxoma is cardiac tumor that started within the heart. Although, most of the tumor starts with the somewhere else, primary heart tumors are rare and start from the heart only. The condition runs in families and such tumors are known as familial myxoma.

 Myxomas are more common in women.


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Signs & Symptoms

Symptoms usually occur with change in body position. Symptom may include:

1)      Shortness of breath with activity

2)      Difficulty in breathing while lying flat

3)      Difficulty in breathing while asleep

4)      Chest pain

5)      Fainting

6)      Dizziness

7)      Palpitations

 

Other symptoms may present includes:

1)      Fever

2)      Cough

3)      Malaise

4)      Joint pain

5)      Raynaud’s phenomenon – blueness of skin

6)      Weight loss

7)      Clubbing of the fingers

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Prevention

Early detection and awareness of disorder make treatment possible.


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Treatments
Surgical excision Modern Medicine

The tumor is removed surgically. In some cases, mitral valve gets replaced. The valve gets replaced during surgery. It can happen that myxoma may come back if all the tumor cells are not removed in the surgery.

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