Undetected Benign Tumor Is Dangerous
Paul Coutant didn't realize he had any major health problems until a day in April 2005 when he suddenly felt extremely heavy, out of breath and unable to take a few steps.
He was experiencing the symptoms of atrial fibrillation, a cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) that increases the risk of stroke. Coutant's cardiologist recognized this as one of the symptoms of acromegaly. The condition develops from a type of pituitary adenoma, or noncancerous tumor of the pituitary gland.
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