The symptoms of heart tumor include severe hemodynamic insufficiency. Also, symptoms of heart cancer depend on the localization:
- The compression of ventricles and great vessels is typical for tumors, which located in the pericardium. Moreover, compression is the often cause of cardiac tamponade. It can significantly reduce the heart ejection and develop a progressive heart insufficiency.
- Tumor's germination in the muscle layer (myocardium) affect its function and can be a cause of arrhythmias (heart rhythm disorders) due to cardiac conduction system lesions. The tumor can also cause significant disturbances in coronary blood flow and myocardial ischemia. Tumor's growth in ventricles leads to a reduction in their function and damage the valve system, accompanied by the development of acquired heart defects.
- Heart tumors significantly increase the risk of a thrombosis and severe thromboembolic complications.
WHAT DOES THE RESEARCH SAY
HOW TO PREVENT CANCER?
Compared to people who had none of the seven factors, having just one reduced the risk of cancer by 20 percent. Three factors lowered the risk of cancer by 22 percent; and five to seven pushed the risk down 38 percent. According to AHA, these are the seven metrics for heart health – and now we know, these same metrics make it less likely to be diagnosed with cancer.
- Be active. When adults get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity at least five times a week, they can lower risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
- Keep a healthy weight. Too much fat, especially around the waist, raises your risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. About two-thirds of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese.
- Eat a healthy diet. A diet high in whole-grain fiber, lean proteins and colorful fruits and vegetables and low in saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, sodium and added sugars can greatly improve health.
- Keep safe blood sugar levels. Protect your vital organs and reduce consumption of simple sugars that are found in soda, candy and sugary desserts. If you have diabetes, this can cause blood sugar to rise to dangerous levels, damaging the heart, kidneys, eyes and nerves over time.
- Manage your cholesterol. When you have too much “bad” LDL cholesterol, plaque can form in veins and arteries, which can cause heart attack and strokes.
- Keep blood pressure down. Hypertension is the most significant risk factor for heart disease and it puts a strain on your kidneys.
- Don’t smoke. Smoking damages the entire circulatory system and increases your risk for coronary heart disease, hardened arteries, aneurysms and blood clots.
Speaking at a recent AHA event, physicians were hopeful that their patients would be even more motivated to live healthy if they knew they could avoid heart disease and cancer at the same time.
7 DAYS TO A HEALTHIER HEART
Did you know that more than 41 million women in America have heart disease? And that more women than men will die from it? In fact, it's the leading health problem that kills women (not cancer—a common myth).
But the good news is that just five healthy lifestyle guidelines—moderate alcohol, a healthy diet, daily exercise, normal body weight, and not smoking—can cut your heart attack risk by a whopping 92%, according to a Swedish study of more than 24,000 women. Incorporating just the first two into your routine cuts your risk by more than half.
Heart Health Day 1: Drink green tea
This potent beverage contains several powerful antioxidants that lower cholesterol and may even lower blood pressure. To make a day's supply, bring 20 ounces of water to a boil, drop in three decaffeinated green tea bags, cover, and steep for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags, and refrigerate the tea. When cool, pour the tea into a container, add ice if you like, and sip throughout the day.
Heart Health Day 2: Scan food labels for saturated fat
Adults who read food labels and nutrition facts slash twice as many calories from fat as those who don't give them a look, according to one study. When it comes to heart health, that's important: Don't let fat exceed 30% percent of your calories. And more important, make most of your fat the healthy monounsaturated (from olive oil, nuts, dark chocolate, avocado) and polyunsaturated (from salmon, flaxseed, walnuts) kinds. Limit saturated fat intake to 7% of your total calories (for a 1,600-calorie diet, that's about 12 g a day). And avoid trans fats whenever possible; they should comprise 1% of your daily calories, or less than 2 g a day. (Look for "hydrogenated" on ingredient lists; trans fats are most often found in cookies, crackers, baked goods, and other processed foods.) Both of these fats raise levels of artery-clogging LDL cholesterol.
Heart Health Day 3: Cook like an Italian
Use monounsaturated fatty acid-rich olive oil in your food prep whenever possible. The heart-healthy fat lowers "bad" LDL cholesterol and raises "good" HDL cholesterol. Bonus: Olive oil is also rich in antioxidants, which may help reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases, like Alzheimer's. Substitute olive oil for butter or margarine at the dinner table, drizzle it on salads, and use it to replace vegetable oils in baking wherever possible. Buy only cold-pressed, extra-virgin oil; it retains more of the olive's heart-healthy antioxidants than other forms.
Heart Health Day 4: Carve out time for sleep
Every extra hour of sleep middle-aged adults can add to their nightly average reduces their risk of coronary artery calcification, a cause of heart disease, by 33%, according to a study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. When you're even a little sleep deprived, your body releases stress hormones that constrict arteries and cause inflammation. If you routinely wake up feeling tired or need an afternoon nap, then you're probably sleep deprived. Most adults need 7 to 8 hours a night to function well. (Having trouble sleeping? See 20 Natural Ways To Sleep Better Every Night.)
Heart Health Day 5: Fiber up your diet
Studies show that the more fiber you eat, the less likely you are to have a heart attack. Load up on whole grain breads and cereals that contain whole wheat, wheat bran, and oats. Toss beans into casseroles, soups, and salads. Aim for at least 25 to 35 g of fiber a day.
Heart Health Day 6: Feast on fish
Meat's saturated fat will clog your arteries. On the other hand, fish such as salmon and anchovies are loaded with the omega-3 fatty acids that will help your heart maintain a steady rhythm. Having even one serving of fish high in omega-3s a week could reduce your risk of death from a heart attack by 52%!
Heart Health Day 7: Start your morning with juice
Orange juice contains folic acid that helps lower your levels of homocysteine, an amino acid linked to a higher heart attack risk. Grape juice is loaded with flavonoids and resveratrol, both potent antioxidants that may discourage red blood cells from clumping together and forming an artery-blocking clot. Choose 100% fruit juices to limit excess sugar.