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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Surgery-related: It may have been related to surgery. If you have had no symptoms since the surgery then I would simply ask your doctor if a repeat chest x-ray needs ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
49 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not to worry: The X-ray was likely a post-operative portable.and you may have had signs of pulmonary edema by radiographic evidence. Since it has been 3 years since ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
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Pulmonary nodule: Any nodule in the lung, no matter what size, needs to be investigated thoroughly. Comparison with previous chest xrays and CT scans would be the pri ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: Depending on the cause.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Enlarged valves?: Stenotic valves can cause dizziness but valves don't enlarge they may get stretched & leak but not enlarged.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Heart enlargement: This is a response to pressure or volume loads on the heart. Sometimes it is a genetically driven process.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
23 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Many variables. It depends on the cause, degree of enlargement/dilatation, overall function of the heart, etc. Enlargement of the heart should be eval ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelenne Tuitt
10 years experience Family Medicine
Poor cardiac output : It sounds like you are high risk for a cardiac cath. Anesthesia and the procedure alone can drop your blood pressure lower and cause you to have a hea ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Not directly related: Heart hypertrophy and enlarged liver are not directly related most of the time but certainly both can be related to drug use.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
29 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Cardiac MRI would give very accurate info about chamber sizes and motion/function. "Heart failure" per se is a clinical diagnosis. BUT the cardiac MR ... Read More

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