Clinical Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine (ISSN 2639-6807)

Cardiac Tumors

Image showing the primary cardiac tumor
Cardiac Tumor

Cardiac tumors are abnormal growths in the heart or heart valves. There are many types of cardiac tumors known but cardiac tumors are generally rare in occurrence. Two types of cardiac tumors can be seen:

Malignant Tumors: which are cancerous.

Benign Tumors: which are noncancerous.

Tumors that begin growing in the heart and stay there are called primary tumors.

Most cardiac tumors are benign. But, even benign tumors can cause problems because of their size and location. Sometimes, small pieces of tumor fall into the bloodstream and are carried to distant blood vessels and get in the way of blood flow to vital organs which are called as embolism.

Types of Cardiac tumors:

¬∑         Primary tumors: best example of primary tumor is myxoma. Mostly people effect with primary tumor only. Mostly these are benign tumors. Other types of benign primary tumors are papillary fibroelastomas, fibromas, rhabdomyomas, hemangiomas, teratomas, lipomas, paragangliomas and pericardial cysts. Malignant primary tumors include pericardial mesothelioma, primary lymphoma and sarcoma.

¬∑         Secondary tumors are much more common than primary tumors. Tumors that start in another part of the body and move to the heart (metastasize) are called secondary tumors.

Symptoms:Shortness of breath, lightheadedness or a cough. The inflammation may cause a fever, and the patient may have joint pain or not feel well.

Clinical Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine journal welcomes all the articles related to cardiac tumors.

Editorial Board List

Consultant Intervention Cardiologist
Paras HMRI Hospital
India

Center for Translational Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine
USA
Cardiologist
Sabah Al Ahmad Cardiac Center
Al-Amiri Hospital, MOH
Kuwait

Health Affairs Department
Dubai Health Authority
Dubai
UAE
Head of the Department of Ischaemic Heart Disease
Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kaunas Clinics
Lithuania

Cardiac Surgeon 
Niguarda Hospital of Milan
Italy
Project Scientist
Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics
University of California
San Diego
U.S.A

Walid M Hassan
Director
Cardiovascular Center of Excellence
International Medical Center, Jeddah
Saudi Arabia

Highly Accessed Articles List

Review Article : New Trend of Cardiac Myxoma - Case Series and Systematic Review

Junhong Gui*, Aadil Maqsood, Saroj Khadka, Kenneth Rodriguez, George Everett


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Review Article : Six-Minute Walk Test in Pediatric Cardiac Patients
Mohammed Sayed Elyan, Salah El-din Amry Ahmed, Hekma Saad Farghaly
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Research Article : Electrocardiogram Interpretation: An Exploration of Knowledge and Practice among Secondary Care Hospitals Emergency Physicians

Aamir Hussain


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Review Article : The Impact of Cytochrome P450 2C19 Polymorphism on Cardiovascular Events in Indonesian Patients with Coronary Artery Disease
Muzakkir Amir, Mirnawati Mappiare, Paskalis Indra
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Case Report : Reversible Stress Induced Cardiomyopathy in Adrenal Insufficiency
Salman M, AlKhoury J, AlSherooqi R, Assar W
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Commentary : Initiation of Arterial Stenotic Thrombosis

Mark IM Noble


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Review Article : Is Expanding Heart Always Serious?

Jamilah Al Rahimi ,Amin Mulji and Omid Salehian


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Research Article : Volumetric Overload Shocks (VOS) in the Patho-Etiology of the Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS): Correcting Errors and Misconceptions

Ahmed N Ghanem


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Research Article : The Prevalence of Atrial Fibrillation Among Acute Medical Admission in Kuwait University Hospital in Sanaa City

Al-Aghbari Khaled*, Bamashmoos Mohammed and Askar Faiza


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Review Article : Ventricular Tachycardia in the Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Cardiac Complications in Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Review of the Literature

Ilia Davarashvili and Jonathan Balkin


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Research Article : Uncontrolled Hypertension among Treated Hypertensive Patients

Al-Aghbari Khaled*, Bamashmoos Mohammed and Askar Faiza


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Case Report : Pulmonary Arterial Stenting Complication: A Case Report about the Retrieval of a Stent Lost in a Child with Bilateral Glenn Shunt

Mario Giordano, Gianpiero Gaio, Maurizio Cappelli Bigazzi andMaria Giovanna Russo


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