Dictionary » A » Atrial myxoma

Atrial myxoma

Atrial myxoma

(Science: cardiology, oncology, tumour) a very rare primary cardiac tumour, composed of connective tissue, located in the left or right atrium.

symptoms include chest pains, shortness of breath, orthopnoea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea, fainting, palpitations, dizziness and syncope.

diagnosis is confirmed by echocardiogram. Treatment involves the surgical excision of the tumour.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 1,064 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link