Learn About Heart Tumor

What is the definition of Heart Tumor?
A heart tumor, also known as a cardiac tumor, is a growth in the heart that can be either cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign). A heart tumor can originate in the heart (primary), also known as a myxoma, or spread from another part of the body (secondary).
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What are the symptoms of Heart Tumor?
Some individuals with a heart tumor may not have any symptoms. Symptoms of heart tumor may include fever; cough weight loss; anemia; chest pain; blue fingers; enlarged fingers; curved nails; joint pain; difficulty breathing when lying flat; dizziness; fainting; irregular heartbeat; swelling of the abdomen, ankles, or legs; fluid around the heart; and stroke.
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What are the current treatments for Heart Tumor?
Treatment for heart tumor involves a multidisciplinary team of specialists and may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, placement of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD), heart reconstructive surgery, artificial heart, or heart transplantation.
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What are the latest Heart Tumor Clinical Trials?
Cardiovascular Research Consortium - a Prospective Project to Identify Biomarkers of Morbidity and Mortality in Cardiovascular Interventional Patients

Summary: The objective of CAREBANK study is to establish definitive relationships with human cardiac samples and clinical phenotypes in patients undergoing cardiac procedures. Specifically, the investigators aim at comparing atrial phenotypes from atrial fibrillation patients and controls. The work consists of three broad categories: A) role of atrial cardiomyopathy in atrial fibrillation; B) genetic defec...

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Evaluation of Preoperative Acceptance of Proactive Palliative Care Intervention

Summary: Advances in medicine have led to an increased life expectancy even with complex disease courses of malignant diseases. This leads to frequent critical situations for patients and high risk surgical interventions. The majority of patients and their practitioners are not prepared for the consequences of a complex and possibly fatal course. Palliative medicine makes it possible to anticipate the furt...

What are the Latest Advances for Heart Tumor?
Robot-assisted endoscopic removal of a huge tricuspid valve myxoma: case report.
Efficacy of aromatase inhibitor therapy in a case with large cell calcifying Sertoli cell tumour-associated prepubertal gynaecomastia.
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Resection under Endoscopic Guidance of Papillary Fibroelastoma in the Left Ventricular Outflow Tract:Report of a Case.