Cardiac Muscle Tumor in Cats
Treatment is not usually necessary for a rhabdomyoma in the heart, since surgery of the heart would carry more risk than any benefit it might provide. But for rhabdomyomas located in an area other than the heart, surgery to remove them should be fairly uncomplicated since they are not very invasive.
Living and Management
Your veterinarian will schedule monthly follow-ups for the first three months after your cat has been discharged in order to do progress checks. Follow-up visits may then be scheduled at three to six month intervals for another year. The concern is that rhabdomyomas in the heart may lead to right-sided congestive heart failure due to obstruction of blood flow.
The occurrence or invasion of pathogens away from the point where they originally occurred
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
Something that becomes worse or life threatening as it spreads
A record of the activity of the myocardium
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
Not being able to cause harm; the opposite of malignant.
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