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Nodules on heart
Terri51055 posted:
I have been diagnosed as having 3-4 nodules on my heart. I have no idea what these are and no one has been able to tell me. I went to the hospital with chest pains and have been having chest pains every day since.
CardiostarUSA1 responded:

"Have no idea what these are"

This should be thoroughly investigated and fully-explained by a qualified doctor.

In general-only here, a nodule, described as small solid collection of tissue, may/can occur in various areas/parts of the body. As just one example, is a condition known as sarcoidosis, reported as being marked by the presence of small nodules (granulomas) of inflamed tissue in the body's organs, typically always involving the lungs, though it may/can also affect the eyes, nose, skin, muscles, heart (cardiac sarcoidosis), brain, liver, spleen, bowel, kidney, testes, nerves, and lymph nodes.

Also, nodules may/can occur in the heart's myocardium (heart muscle) or a heart valve that is related to factors/conditions other than sarcoidosis.

be proactive in your health care and treatment. Sometimes this requires being assertive, extra-inquisitive.

Best of luck down the road of life.

Take care,


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