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Borderline enlarged heart

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Don't worry: It's a good idea to see a heart specialist. However, athletes (including runners) may have a mildly enlarged heart that is normal. It is best to be ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
The xray: finding was likely spurious, a chest xray is not the most accurate way to evaluate heart size unless it is grossly abnormal. A "borderline" enlarged ... Read More
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Borderline: The heart size by chest xray is very often inaccurate. Your echocardiogram would give accurate heart chamber dimensions and, I assume they were normal... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Echo Results: I would certainly discuss your concerns with the physician who ordered the tests, that is always the best policy as he/she knows the whole clinical pi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 32 years experience
Possibly: Depending on the cause and severity. See your doctor or cardiologist for further evaluation.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
Hypertension: Hypertensiom is most common cause but there are many others. An echocardiogram & cardiology consultation should be undertaken.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Depends: An enlarged heart detected on cxr could be entirely asymptomatic. The most common cause is a thickened heart muscle due to hypertension. Rarer is a ca... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Depends on cause.: You may not feel anything other than excercise intolerance, shortness of breath on excertion when the ejection fraction is low or the pulmonary artery... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Enlarged heart: In general an 'enlarged heart' implies something is wrong with the heart. This can be because of genetics, infection, high blood pressure, valve disea... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
CHF: The cause of the enlarged heart and pleural effusion is what dictates the outcome from such a situation. If you have a very weak heart with congestive... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Many things: Any disorder that results in impaired pumping capacity of the heart (reduced ejection fraction) or end-diastolic volume overload (such as mitral or ao... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Enlarged heart: An abnormally enlarged heart is called a dilated cardiomyopathy. Symptoms are typically those of heart failure, such as shortness of breath, fatigue,... Read More
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