Atrial Myxomas Are Successfully Treated With Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery – Learn How It Is Done
Atrial myxoma is arguably the most common benign tumor of the heart. The presence of a bulky and friable Atrial Myxoma inside the heart is very dangerous. This is due to the fact that because it causes complications like sudden death and congestive heart failure. When fragments of a tumor break off and travel to the brain or a leg, catastrophic strokes or gangrene may occur. Sometimes the only signs are a vague malaise, headaches, and flu-like symptoms. The diagnosis can be confirmed by an ultrasound of the heart, or an echocardiogram. Many people dread the prospect of a heart operation because of the big 10″ incision through their breast bone that may be necessary followed by a painful and slow recovery. This is no longer the case in most advanced Heart Surgery Centers. Minimally Invasive Atrial Myxoma surgery is available to cure this pathology. With new state of the art technologies and the skilled hand of Dr. Ciuffo, this procedure is performed regularly and with a much faster recovery time than most traditional surgeries.