Fatty Heart Tumor

Last updated: September 2023

I have a small fatty lump between the upper chambers of my heart. Within three years it took over my heart and was even growing between muscles. This wasn't caught on an EKG or a heart monitor.

My symptoms

I fell twice for no reason. I also noticed that the back of my hands looked a little purple. One night I felt my whole body vibrating, and I was diagnosed with an arrhythmia. Then, I noticed a lot of swelling in upper abdomen.

During the three years my energy had declined. I told my cardiologist I felt like I wasn't going to live very long. Finally he took me seriously, and after several tests, he found out the lump is now so large it can't be removed.

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