- BY Dr. Rajeev's Clinic
Myxomas most commonly arise in the LA as single or multiple polypoid tumours, attached by a pedicle to the interatrial septum. They are usually gelatinous but may be solid and even calcified, with superimposed thrombus.
On examination, the first heart sound is usually loud, and there may be a murmur of mitral regurgitation with a variable diastolic sound (tumour ‘plop’) due to prolapse of the mass through the mitral valve. The tumour can be detected incidentally on echocardiography, or following investigation of pyrexia, syncope, arrhythmias or emboli.
Occasionally, the condition presents with malaise and features suggestive of a connective tissue disorder, including a raised ESR.
Homoeopathic treatment requires a deep constitutional analysis. The history of the disease, the family medical history, physical and mental characteristics of the patient, the likes and dislikes, medication details are all taken into consideration. This approach stands in consonance with the homoeopathic convention: Well selected Homoeopathic remedies are effective for atrial myxoma treatment