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How long does it take for a heart to become enlarged

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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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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Size doesn't matter: I'm in sports training right now and my heart's big once again. The size of the heart is not a concern. I'm an autopsy pathologist, and 100% of obese ... Read More
Dr. Keshab Paudel
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Please see below: Enlarged heart in your case could be due to increased muscle mass of heart due to high pressure. If you have normal blood pressure now, the heart may ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
There have been many: advances in the treatment of Migraines in the last decade including Botox treatments and surgical interventions. Oral medications are not always appro... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Go see your doctor: You didn't mention your specific diuretic but there are several from which to choose. Sometimes we use 2 from 2 different classes. You should also mak... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
U R seriously sick: You are actually in danger of a brain hemorrhage. You also have diabetes and sleep apnea. You need to be on medication and you need advice on diet and... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Mitral valve: Sounds like your symptoms are infact related to the heart valve condition. My suggestion is to get a thorough evaluation by your cardiologist asap. Do... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
If you are: Not having significant symptoms other than palpitations then routine follow up with your cardiologist is just fine.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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No: O2 should be prescribed by a pulmonary physician after finding that your o2 levels are low. Low o2 mean severe pulmonary or heart disease. Reason shou... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
No effect.: Ritalin (methylphenidate) affect is essentially cleared in less than 24 hours, depend in dose and extended release forms. Your symptoms are more sug... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Yes you can, however it would be important for you to discuss the appropriate antibiotic with your physician. Not all conditions that cause a murmur r... Read More

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