Cardiac tumours can lead to problems with blood flow, so surgery to remove it is usually the treatment of choice. But, whether surgery is needed depends on the tumour size, whether it causes symptoms and the patient’s overall health. The average cost of the surgery in India is ₹ 4,50,000.
The five-year survival rate for patients with benign tumours is 83 per cent, 30 per cent for malignant tumours, and 26 per cent for cardiac metastases.
The tumours are a result of cell overgrowth, and only a small percentage of patients have a family history of the condition.
Recovery after traditional surgery is usually 4 to 5 days in the hospital, and six weeks of recovery time. If the tumour is removed using a robotic or minimally invasive approach, your hospital stay will likely be shorter, and you should make a full recovery in about two to three weeks.
After surgery, you will need to have an echocardiogram every year to make sure that the tumour has not returned and that there are no new growths.