Medical News Summary: Heart tumours plague members of family until Carney complex is diagnosed


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About: Heart tumours plague members of family until Carney complex is diagnosed
Date: 5 May 2004
Source: Billings Gazette
Author: Suzanne Kydland Ady
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Billings Gazette): Heart problems plagued one family for over 30 years. One member had a large heart tumour, another had a massive stroke and yet another had a stroke while in her 20’s resulting in brain damage. Tests continued and it wasn’t until another member started developing heart tumours that a doctor diagnosed Carney complex – a genetic disease. The disease is treated by surgical removal of tumours which if undiagnosed can break off and cause strokes or block arteries.
URL: http://www.billingsgazette.com/index.php?ts=1&display=rednews/2004/05/05/build/health/30-rare-cancer.inc
Related Disease Topics: Carney complex, Heart tumor, Stroke, Blood clots (see Clotting symptoms)

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