Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Atrial Myxoma Treatment

Treatment for atrial myxoma includes:

  • Surgery for atrial myxoma
    • Removes the tumor from the atrium

Atrial Myxoma Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of atrial myxoma.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
    • Is surgery an option for me?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • Do I need to stay in the hospital?
    • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • Do I need a special exercise program?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for heart disease?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Atrial Myxoma Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat atrial myxoma:

Continue to Atrial Myxoma Warning Signs

Last Updated: Oct 12, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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