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Need Help With Intracardiac Tumor
A cancer that affects the heart muscle or valves would be considered a heart cancer. Most sources of cancer in the heart are a metastasis from another organ, but a few are primary from the heart. Cancer of the heart is very rare. Primary tumors of the heart can include myxoma, fibroelastoma, rhabdomyoma, lipoma, sarcoma, and others. Cardiac MRI can be helpful in ...Read more
Emboli: Atrial myxoma is the commonest intracardiac tumor. It produces symptoms similar to that of an infection in the heart, i.e., fever, change in heart sounds. Blood clots form on the tumor and go to any organ in the body with resultant symptoms, e.g., stroke, blood in urine, abdominal pain etc. ...Read more
Cant feel: Intracardiac tumors are within the heart and therefore can not be felt. Usually no symptoms are present. Some can dislodge and present with stroke like results. Others can obstruct flow across valves and cause heart failure like symptoms when large enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tumor inside/Heart: It means there is a tumor or growth inside the cavity of your heart. It is a serious problem requiring immediate attention from a Cardiologist. Most such tumors can be removed with an operation and these tend to be benign..., with a few exceptions. Best thing to to do is get it removed quick. ...Read more
Surgical: The common intracardiac tumor is atrial myxoma which is large when found and must be removed surgically, generally with an excellent result. Papillary elastrofibromas and rhabdomyomas may require no treatment, or may require surgery; get a full description of risks and benefits and give informed consent. ...Read more
Benign finding: An eif (echocardiogenic intracardiac focus) is a common finding on fetal ultrasound. This is a small "bright" spot in the heart muscle, meaning that the spot is reflective of the ultrasound waves. The precise cause is unclear, but this finding on fetal ultrasound is not associated with any structural or functional abnormality in the baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"Cardiology Explained. Ashley EA, Niebauer J.Normal intracardiac dimensions Men:IV septum (diastole) 0.6-1.3 cm." Is 1.3 cm IV septum (diastole) normal?
Left Ventricle size.: 6- 10 mm is normal thickness, 11- 13 mm is mild left ventricular hypertrophy, 14-17 moderate and > 17 mm is severe. More than just septal thickness, they see ratio of the spatial thickens to left V posterior wall (back). They utilize the septal diameter for calculating left ventricular mass as a whole fromHypertension, aortic valve dz can cause, IHSS, genetically mediated asymmetric thickness ...Read more
EIF: If you are referring to an 'echogenic intracardiac focus', seen in a fetus during a sonogram- then it is essentially a bright white spot, seen within a chamber of the baby's heart, having the same brightness as bone. It is considered a 'soft' marker for down's syndrome. It is present in 15-30% of fetuses that have down's syndrome, and ~5% of normal fetuses. Additional testing (amnio, harmony, mat21. ...Read more
My friend has an emergency intracardiac injection in her purse. Can an average person be properly trained to use it?
Needs clarification: It is unlikely anyone has an :intracardiac injection in their purse because there is no value to injecting medicines into the heart itself for the most part. What many people have is an Epipen (epinephrine) which allows people with severe allergies to give themselves a dose of Epinephrine and stop or limit a severe allergic reaction. It is given into a muscle, often the thigh. It is easy to use, even kids learn. ...Read more
Why does intracardiac right to left shunting occur? Since the left side of heart has higher pressure, how can blood from right side flow through?
Shunt: Good observation....We see right to left shunting when the right sided pressure is higher than the left side and a connection is present between the circulations. This is when pulmonary hypertension is present. There are various causes of pulmonary hypertension including late changes in the lung from left to right shunting. ...Read more
Was told I may need a d and c for tumor, cyst and thickening. In pain and my nipples hurt why is this?!
I went to the doctor found out I had a tumor on my ovary need to schedule an appointmentfor Hysteroscpy with D&C can u help me?
Path to be defined: A lesion of the ovary rarely defined in the asymptomatic state. Most seen with mets to omentum and uterus. Best approach if there is a question on US of abdomen/pelvis is to remove the ovarian lesion. This would require laparoscopy but not hysteroscopy. Once lesion defined then if malignant, further therapy to prevent recurrence needed. ...Read more
I am 38, & just diagnosed w/complex hyperplasia, large fibroid tumors & polyp should I have a d&c?
Viral associated: Many disorders have organisms that lead to malignant transformation. When hepatitits C causes cirrhosis one finds hepatomas developing. Gastric inflammation with helicobacter pylori lead to gastric and distal esophageal carcinomas. Aids immunodeficiency is associated with herpes 8 leading to cutaneous Kaposi sarcoma and inflammatory bowel disease has a high association with colon cancer. ...Read more
No: Playing good classical music is known to help brain function. Exam performance does improve. The brain is tied to the immune system so that good brain function does help immune reactivity targeting a tumor. Similarly stress lowers immunity by pouring out steroids. While good immune function helps it has not been shown that with music, tumors will shrink. ...Read more
Spectrum of changes: When one uses the term lesion they refer to an abnormality that has grossly occurred in an area of of specific tissue or organ abnormalities. There can be ulceration in the mouth, Without bx one says there is a lesion of oral cavity to be defined which is inflammatory or neoplastic. The term tumor increases the specificity of the dx to one of a malignant or benign process. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
It means there is a tumor or growth inside the cavity of your heart. It is a serious problem requiring immediate attention from a Cardiologist. Most such tumors can be removed with an operation and these tend to be benign..., with a few exceptions. Best thing to to do is ...Read more