Heart Cancer Symptoms
Heart cancer symptoms are extremely rare. The tumors which cause these signs are divided as either primary or secondary. In the former type, the tumor is localized and does not affect the surrounding organs. The latter is known to spread cancer to other organs of the body.
Unfortunately, the secondary type tumors are more common than the primary types in heart cancer cases. This article tries to gain further insight on the signs of this rare cancer.
Heart Cancer Symptoms:
- Heart attack – A condition where the flow of oxygen-rich blood flow from the heart is blocked
- Angina – Technical name for chest pain involving squeezing or pressure in the chest. It is caused when a particular region of the muscles of the heart does not get enough oxygen-rich blood.
- Clubbing of finger
- Heart failure – A condition involving inability of the heart to carry out its basic function, supplying blood to the entire body.
- Valve dysfunction – Valves are door like structures which maintain the proper flow of blood to and from heart. Abnormality or poor functioning of these organs can be one of the heart cancer symptoms.
- Irregular heart beat
- Heart murmurs – Irregular blood flow into the heart produces more sound than normal heart beat.
- Valve obstruction
- Arrhythmias – A heart disorder involving abnormal rhythms of heart. It is caused by disturbance in the natural electrical conduction system of the organ.
- Reduction of atrial cavitis
- Dyspnea – Technical name for shortness of breath owing to heart disease
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Wasting of muscles
- Emobolic phenomena
- Tachycardia – A rapid heart rate above 100 beats per minute in an adult. Normal heart rate is 72 beats per minute.
- Pleural pericardial pain – Pain in a sac-like structure surrounding the heart
- Cardiomegaly – Enlargement of heart
- Conduction anomalies – Abnormality in the electrical conduction of heart
- Pericarditis – Swelling in a major blood vessel called pericardium which is an outer layer surrounding the heart