A tumor is any type of abnormal growth in the body which can be cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign). Cancerous tumors are fast in growing and quickly spread in the other parts of the body. On the other side, benign tumors are slow in growing and generally harmless expanding on the body part where they are located.
Heart tumors are abnormal growths in the heart or heart valves. Heart tumors are divided into two primary and secondary. Primary tumors start growing in the heart and persist there whereas secondary tumors are initiated in the other part of the body and move to the heart. Mostly, heart tumors are benign but it can cause problems due to their size and location. Sometimes, small pieces of tumors fall into the blood stream and are passed to blood vessels and make a way to vital organs by flowing with blood flow.
- Abnormal regulation of the cell division
- Irregularities in immune system
- Certain viruses
- Extreme exposure to the sun
- Use of tobacco
- Use of poisonous mushrooms
- Changes in body position
- Problem in breathing when asleep or lying flat
- Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
- Rapid heart rate
- Tightness in the chest or chest pain
- Sudden weight loss
- Changes in finger color
- Swelling in legs, ankles, or abdomen
Tumors can be detected at the early stage by cancer screenings. The earlier a tumor is detected, the more likely to get a positive result.
Primary tumors are difficult to diagnose as they are rare and its symptoms are similar to other heart diseases or conditions. The diagnosis of heart tumor includes certain tests. They are
- Blood test
- Chest X-ray
- Cardiac catheterization
- Heart MRI
- Coronary angiography
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