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Doctor insights on: Tumor Of The Left Atrium Myxoma

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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


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Are myxoma tumors painful when not located in the heart?

Are myxoma tumors painful when not located in the heart?

Unlikely: Myxomas are benign tumors. They are unlikely to cause pain as they grow very slowly. ...Read more

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Are there any permanent treatments for atrial myxoma?

Myxoma: Generally surgical removal of an atrial myxoma is successful if the situation is appropriate. ...Read more

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How dangerous is an enlarged left atrium?

How dangerous is an enlarged left atrium?

The size is : Not the problem, the issue is what caused it to become large. Significant mitral regurgitation is a possibility as is hypertension. An enlarged left atrium increases the risk for atrial fibrillation. See your doctor ...Read more

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Why would the po2 in the aleolar capillaries be higher than po2 in the left atrium?

Why would the po2 in the aleolar capillaries be higher than po2 in the left atrium?

Oxygen: The po2 in the alveolar capillaries represents the just diffused oxygen from the alveoli, by the time the blood gets to the la there is some mixing of the blood with some blood that may have gone by poorly aerated alveoli and not got as much oxygen into it. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can happen to a person with a dilated left atrium?

Can anyone tell me what can happen to a person with a dilated left atrium?

Reason?: Depends on the reason? Do you have hypertension, mitral stenosis, mitral regurgitation, left ventricular hypertrophy, atrial fibrillation? These are all treatable. In all cases, you're at increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure. That doesn't mean you'll ever get those-your risk is simply increased. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the dlood entering the right atrium differ fom the blood entering the left atrium?

Can you tell me how the dlood entering the right atrium differ fom the blood entering the left atrium?

Circulation of blood: Heart is a pump,that works non stop,to keep you alive,and is divide in two sections,rt,.and left,all your activities and production of. Carbon dioxide,is carried by veins,transported to rt. atrium,to rt ventricle,thence to lungs,which exchanges co2 for oxygen,and from lungs taken to left atrium,ventricle and to the rest of body,this cycle goes on, ...Read more

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What caused the left atrium to become mildly dialated?

What caused the left atrium to become mildly dialated?

Left atrial enlargem: Left atrium is the chamber the blood enters after flowing through the lungs. If its enlarged, there may be problems related to the pressure or volume of blood flow through the chamber. Many things can cause this, best to discuss with your doctor for your specifics. ...Read more