Home > Health & Wellness > Health Library > Myxoma Tumors of the Heart
In rare cases, a tumor (myxoma) growing on the valve surface or in
the left atrium of the heart can cause a blockage of the mitral valve that is
mitral valve stenosis. Myxomas are tumors of
connective tissue. They can occur almost anywhere in the body and can become
quite large. When they occur, they can either block the valve opening or
restrict the movement of the valve and prevent it from opening
November 18, 2011
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & John A. McPherson, MD, FACC, FSCAI - Cardiology
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2014 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Call First Nurse 24 Hours a Day for free health care advice, resources and referrals!
Ames: 515-239-6877In Iowa: 800-524-6877
Search health information online in our Mulimedia Health Library.
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
Patient Privacy |
Net Learning for Employees |
MGMC PACS for Physicians
1111 Duff Avenue Ames, IA 50010 - 515-239-2011 - firstname.lastname@example.org
©2014 Mary Greeley Medical Center - All rights reserved.