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can a enlarged heart go back to normal

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Not usually: Once the process starts, an ongoing phenomenon called "remodeling" tends to keep things going in the wrong direction. Good medical therapy can often ( ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Shayani
32 years experience Cardiology
Yes: An enlarge heart is a condition that could be treated with medications and life style changes. Please find the helpful article from mayo clinic. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
23 years experience Cardiology
Yes: It depends on the cause for enlargement, the duration, and the presence or absence of continued stimuli for enlargement.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Probably not: Heart size can be over-estimated by imaging such as x-ray. Echocardiography & MRI are the best methods. Enlarged heart is reported based on values fro ... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Amaya
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: There is studies showing that depending on the cause some hypertrophic heart disease or enlarged heart can regress if cause is corrected such as stop ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CHF: The cause of the enlarged heart is what dictates the outcome from such a situation. If you have a very weak heart with congestive heart failure and bo ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Seifi
Dr. Ali Seifi answered
24 years experience Critical Care
Cardiomyopathy: Hypertensive cardiomyopathy causes thick heart muscles. Control blood pressure will slow the processs but the Herat size doesn't change back to norm ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Why do you ask? Talk about "dangers of an enlarged heart" is mostly sub science. Apart from a few uncommon illnesses in which the heart is big seconda ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
Skipped beats: U need an event monitor, medication reviewed, thyroid blood tests to start.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
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

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