Heart Tumor | Symptoms & Causes

What are the symptoms of cardiac tumors?

Many children with cardiac tumors, also known as heart tumors, display no symptoms, but for those that do, the symptoms typically imitate many other cardiovascular conditions, which can make them more challenging to diagnose. Depending on the tumor location, size and growth rate, a child may experience:

What causes cardiac tumors?

Causes of tumors vary; however, for the most part, they are believed to be the result of abnormal growth of heart tissue cells. A small percentage of tumors are genetically inherited, which can be detected with genetic testing. But, generally, tumors develop without any family history.