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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja Abusharr
21 years experience Family Medicine
Cardiac Enlargement: That is a great question and your cardiologist (you should have one) would advise you based on the type of enlargement. At 41 years old you should no ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Usually an: Echocardiogram is in order...Until then rest easy.
Dr. Joseph Accurso
29 years experience Radiology
Talk to your doctor: About possible causes - most commonly, high blood pressure. Your doctor should optimize your cardiac health - a consultation with a cardiologist may ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not concerning: Borderline cardiomegaly is borderline normal. The finding needs to be corroborated or repudiated by your clinical history and exam. This is what we c ... Read More
Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
CARDIOMEGALY WORK UP: Yes, Cardiomegaly deserves a through evaluation. You need an exam&labs.(To Evaluate forDiabetes/Vitamin Deficiencies/Liver Disease/Kidney Disease/ ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Big heart: Cardiomegaly refers to a condition by which the heart muscle enlarges/ thickens. There are several causes.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
21 years experience Cardiology
Sometimes: This needs to be confirmed- sometimes the heart just appears large on chest xray, and radiologist calls "cardiomegaly" need definitive chamber size a ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Many: Many causes :virus or alcohol or obesity or hypertension or clogged coronary arteries to name a few.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
49 years experience Cardiology
None per se: Cardiomegaly simply means heart enlargement, which is a physiologic compensatory mechanism. By itself, it may have no symptoms. It's the cause of the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Tough combination to have. Increased risk for sudden death from arrythmia and heart failure.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Yes: But life expectancy is variable depending on severity & treatment.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Cardiomegaly: Usually this means that measuring the width of the heart in an anteroposterior projection(facing the camera)chest xray the width measurement is a bit ... Read More

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