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Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: Depending on the cause and severity. See your doctor or cardiologist for further evaluation.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: Depending on the cause and severity. See your doctor or cardiologist for further evaluation.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Hypertension: Hypertensiom is most common cause but there are many others. An echocardiogram & cardiology consultation should be undertaken.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
31 years experience Cardiology
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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
23 years experience Cardiology
Probably not: Heart size can be over-estimated by imaging such as x-ray. Echocardiography & MRI are the best methods. Enlarged heart is reported based on values fro ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
You wouldn't expect : but it can ! (rarely) Extraordinary stress (I've seen it once when someone was lied to that their child was killed) can cause immediate (temporary!) ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
20 years experience Cardiology
Not uncommon: An enlarged heart is usually related to heart failure. It it seen in patients with high blood pressure, and some types of leaky valves. It is rarely a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
20 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Islam Abudayyeh
21 years experience Cardiology
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
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