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Enlarged heart in infants

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Relax.: Let the pediatric cardiologists evaluate your newborn's heart with echo before freaking out; a large heart may be nothing but a variation of normal.

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Contradictory: If the baby's heart is significantly enlarged, then the formation of the heart isn't entirely normal. Perhaps her OB means that, while the baby's hea... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gavin Noble
Cardiology 22 years experience
Hard to say: You need to discuss this with a cardiologist experienced with pregnancy issues as well as a high risk obstetrician. Your answer is likely to be highl... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Islam Abudayyeh
Dr. Islam Abudayyehanswered
Cardiology 21 years experience
Depends on cause: A large heart can be due to a valve issue (aortic valve regurgitating), a cardiomyopathy, or pressure etc. As the heart becomes larger, it also become... Read More
A 35-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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Higano
Cardiology 37 years experience
Enlarged Heart: Treatment depends on the cause of enlargement. Common causes of an enlarged and weakened heart include high blood pressure (control blood pressure), c... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me explain: Enlargement of the heart is a disease that weakens and enlarges your heart muscle. Makes it harder for your heart to pump blood and deliver it to the... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Enlarged heart: There are many causes possible for an enlarged heart. Some of those heart enlargement conditions could potentially cause death.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
You can no diagnose: Can not find the cause of enlarge heart on chest xray you need a history, physical exam for any murmur, BP check, you may have to do ekg, echcardiog... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Isaac Vielma
Family Medicine 19 years experience
No...: An enlarged heart alone doesnt predict mortality. It really depends on your age and condition. Best case scenario the x-ray may have been poorly done,... Read More

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