As reported recently, one particular treatment being used for mesothelioma lung cancer is pneumonectomy for pleural mesothelioma. Unfortunately, heart failure from mesothelioma surgery may possibly be a side effect associated with pneumonectomy – mesothelioma lung surgery .
In one particular patient summary (NIH), a mesothelioma lung cancer surgery patient developed pleural effusion – excess fluid in the chest cavity – which lead to tension hydrothorax – buildup of pressure inside the thoracic (chest) cavity because of the excess fluid. The tension hydrothorax can lead to restriction in the chest cavity organs and heart failure from mesothelioma surgery may be a result. Although a rare complication, heart failure from mesothelioma surgery, in particular, pneumonectomy for pleural mesothelioma, may lead to heart failure.
Mesothelioma is a disease connected to asbestos exposure. Malignant (cancerous) mesothelioma – which has been closely linked to or is caused by exposure to asbestos fibers is a horrible and devastating rare form of cancer that occurs in the mesothelium – a thin protective layer of tissue that covers the majority of your internal organs.
People who develop this rare form of cancer were most likely exposed to dangerous asbestos fibers while working in various industries to support their families. It is common for the development of mesothelioma to occur 20 or sometimes even 40 years after initial exposure to asbestos.
Asbestos fibers have been used in the manufacturing of a wide variety of industrial and household products in the United States and around the world. Mesothelioma has been linked to asbestos exposure and second hand asbestos exposure. And more recently, mesothelioma or lung cancer has even been found to be connected to people who smoke cigarettes.
For more on mesothelioma and asbestos, please visit the links below:
- An Overview
- Asbestos Connection
- Exposure to Asbestos
- Signs and Symptoms
- Diagnosis/Staging and Treatment
- Go To Asbestos
- Asbestos & Mesothelioma News
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