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Heart are enlarged

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Many causes: All very fit athletes have big hearts, which is good, and all fat people have bit hearts which lets them carry the extra weight. The heart bulks like ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 28 years experience
Heart is bigger: Means that one or more of the heart chambers are dilated (enlarged). Usually from volume overload secondary to a shunt (communication or hole between ... Read More
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Enlargement: There are normal measurements for chamber sizes and wall thicknesses of the heart. Enlargement means that either or both are increased out of the norm... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Weakness: When the heart weakens, it enlarges in an attempt to pump more blood in its weakend state. Just like using a larger lever can lift a heavier rock, th... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No: It takes time for the heart to enlarge. Chronic lung disease can cause pulmonary hypertension with enlargement of the right ventricle and right atrium... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Normal vs abnormal: Some increase in heart size is normal during pregnancy because blood volume increases 1and half times from pre-pregnancy level. These all return to ba... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Hypertrophy: Can be caused by pressure or volume loads on the heart, also genetic causes and sometimes infiltrative diseases.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Unclear: That type of anatomy/physiology doesn't exist. Perhaps you're thinking of an enlarged artery from your heart to to your testicle? This is the aorta wh... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not sure: Your heart will grow as long as your body growths through the puberty and then will stop. Its size is roughly that of your fist. However, there are he... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If this is a concern: For you would discuss with your physician. If medically warranted he or she can refer to a cardiologist to make a formal assessment. Take care.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal medicine 37 years experience
Varies: Severe acute heart problems can lead to an enlarged heart in days. Most chronic heart problems, though, lead to enlarged heart over many months or man... Read More

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