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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience in 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Possibly: Individuals with CHF often have cardiomegaly . However, cardiomegaly does not necesarily imply chf.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Symptoms: You should be seeing a cardiologist for evaluation and management.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience in Cardiology
U need periodic-: Cardio logical evaluation!
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
46 years experience in Cardiology
Needs evaluation: Non specific findings. The cardiomegaly needs to be followed up and the reason for it and whether it is truly present need to be determeind. The ath ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Early on, it is. It eventually reaches a point where it is not.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
15 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Diuresis/peeing: This question describes the symptoms of heart failure and should be evaluated by a physician/nurse practitioner - esp if this is a new problem. Howev ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience in Cardiology
OK, and...: Sounds pretty good to me. Not quite sure what the dilation is from but that ef of 62% is stone cold normal. If you have normal valvular function, i'd ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Minor abnormalities: Though they need to be followed to see if they worsen. Your cardiologist is your best resource
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
HCM: It is a part of the heart, it isn't going away . If it is causing problems they may be treatable.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience in Orthodontics
Yes a cardiologist: What you describe, and likely congestive heart failure is best managed by a board certified cardiologist. These are disturbing signs and must be atten ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
Sortof related: Well they are related. Heart failure usually results in cardiomegaly but the cardiomegaly is more of a result of certain problems which also cause hea ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience in Cardiology
Acute heart failure: I am so sorry for your recent loss -- it sounded like your mom had major damages from multiple heart attacks and most likely died from acute heart ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience in Cardiology
Cardiomegaly: This is a generalized term for enlargement of the heart. Treatment depends on the cause of the cardiac enlargement.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Echo: Sounds mild to me. Discuss with your team.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
13 years experience in Cardiology
Cause?: Cause for the cardiomegaly is important. If it is correctable like valvular heart disease - it should be. If it is dilated for no good reason (idiop ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience in Cardiology
Your question?: overall normal heart function, with elevated BP in the lung -- do you have elevated BP or taking meds for it?
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some...: A 400-letter space is impossible to address many indicated subjects as questioned here. Why not type in the terms as keywords to search online? Thereb ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Yes.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
atrial septal aneury: Usually doesn't cause enlarged heart unless associated with another cardiac abnormality like atrial septal defect.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Yes: How bad depends on regurgitant fraction, left ventricular dimension, ejection fraction, pulmonary pressures. Echocardiogram and cardiac cath. Needed t ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Wagner
26 years experience in 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Different: Typically, when the modifier "apical" is added to cardiomyopathy, it refers to a type of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Generally, dilated cardiomopath ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
CT vs Echo: Both techniques are excellent. The Echo is a bit more cardiac specific but ask your Doc or cardiologist for more information pertinent to you.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience in Cardiology
AI: Aortic insufficiency likely is always abnormal,serial clinical monitoring in mild AI is all that's needed absent other clinical factors
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Depends: Depends on your symptoms. If hilar adenopathy is suspected, a CT scan with contrast is indicated. If CHF is suspected, a BNP (blood sample) would be h ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
No.: This may be the result of longstanding hypertension. The doc who ordered your test should know more about how to interpret your results.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
33 years experience in Cardiology
Compensated = stable: Compensated heart failure means that the heart failure symptoms are controlled with medications (stable or not getting worse). It does not mean the he ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: They to find the reason why the heart enlarged then address the cause, this way you can get the heart to stop being large. Check with your doctor.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
There are many cause: Enlarged hearts as seen on echo cardiography or xray have many different causes, including infections and valve diseases. More information will be obt ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Bad: One publication looked at 93 cases of fetal cardiomegaly. It reported that 50% of the cases were due to heart problems, and 43% were due to genetic-mu ... Read More
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