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Many children with cardiac 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:
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.
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