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What are the tests for intracardiac tumor?

What are the tests for intracardiac tumor?

Imaging: Intracardiac tumors are almost always discovered on imaging studies, typically ultrasound, because of a new murmur or impaired heart function. Most familiar is the atrial myxoma, which is usually easily removed with an excellent outcome. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Heart Cancer (Definition)

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


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What are the symptoms of intracardiac tumor?

What are the symptoms of intracardiac tumor?

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

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What does an intracardiac tumor feel like in the body?

What does an intracardiac tumor feel like in the body?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: Intracardiac tumor?

What is the definition or description of: Intracardiac tumor?

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

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What is the treatment for intracardiac tumor?

What is the treatment for intracardiac tumor?

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

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What is an echogenic intracardiac focus?

What is an echogenic intracardiac focus?

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 more

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"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?

"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

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What is echogenic intracardiac?

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

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My friend has an emergency intracardiac injection in her purse. Can an average person be properly trained to use it?

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

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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?

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

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When should I get a period after a d and c and a tumor removal?

When should I get a period after a d and c and a tumor removal?

Within 1-2 cycles: D&c removes the lining of the uterus, the lining must build back up. Your next menstrual period may begin earlier or later than usual if the hormonal factors are otherwise normal. ...Read more

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Was told I may need a d and c for tumor, cyst and thickening. In pain and my nipples hurt why is this?!

Was told I may need a d and c for tumor, cyst and thickening. In pain and my nipples hurt why is this?!

Hormonal imbalance: Imbalance of sex hormones can explain most of the issues, including pain in the nipples. Please follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I am 38, & just diagnosed w/complex hyperplasia, large fibroid tumors & polyp should I have a d&c?

Follow your doctor's: Advice. Hyperplasia of the endometrium may cause abnormal bleeding and having a D&C may help with that as well as allow examination of the abnormal endometrium by a pathologist so see if there is a more serious issue. ...Read more

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WHat are some tumor-causing diseases?

WHat are some tumor-causing diseases?

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

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Is there a type of music that can shrink tumors?

Is there a type of music that can shrink tumors?

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

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Can a 3mm petuitary tumor cause hashimtos disease?

Can a 3mm petuitary tumor cause hashimtos disease?

No.: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease. This means that the body is mistakenly making antibodies against it's own tissue. But it is not related to the pituitary (although you should probably get that worked up). ...Read more

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What is the difference between a legion and a tumor?

What is the difference between a legion and a tumor?

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 more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"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


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Intracardiac Tumor (Definition)

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