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Cardiomegaly is a condition making it dangerous to exercise

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Cardiomegaly or enlarged heart is a result of some underlying condition. It may affect how the heart functions therefore anything that increases the ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Tough combination to have. Increased risk for sudden death from arrythmia and heart failure.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja Abusharr
20 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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
Possibly yes: in mild cardiomegaly may do exercise. u should be worried about the cause of Cardiology, if not removed it may not be mild any more. Esp. check ur BP
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
ASD: This question does not have a universal answer. The physicians taking care of you are best positioned to answer this question. You should discuss it w ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
32 years experience Cardiology
Sickled RBC's: The spleen not only helps in processing antigens to help wbc's fight infection, it also acts as a "stress test" for rbc's, weeding out the weaker and ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Wagner
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Drugs can: There are many drugs associated with an enlarged heart. Some common ones...Alcohol can cause a dilated cardiomyopathy (the walls of the heart are stre ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: #1cause heart failure not the above
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 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
20 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

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