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Enlarged heart death

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Wall
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Absolutely: Enlargement of the heart can occur from a wide variety of causes. Most can be treated with current medications and interventions. Make sure you or... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends: There are many causes of enlarged heart and many of those are treatable. Please consult this site for more information. It is important to follow the ... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Sure: It all depends on the cause. As a physician to elite athletes, almost every heart i examine is a big one. Actually, mine is too from my fitness activi... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 31 years experience
Possibly: Depending on the cause and severity. See your doctor or cardiologist for further evaluation.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 31 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 22 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 31 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 39 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
Cardiology 51 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
Cardiology 51 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 44 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 20 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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