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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
A heart transplant: The only cure for endstage heart failure is a cardiac transplant. Any other therapy only provides temporary measures. If you have stage 4 failure, i h ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Heart enlargement: Chest pain and heart enlargement is not a good combination. If your heart is enlarged you may have congestive heart failure already. But start hurting ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
9 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: The typical treatment for wolff-parkinson-white syndrome is radio-ablation of an electrical pathway in the heart. Complication rates for the procedur ... Read More
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Dr. Matthias Peuster
9 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Possible: Ablation therapy for WPW can -although rare- affect a coronary leading to ischemic heart disease or myocardial infarction. If the dilatation is severe ... Read More
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A 33-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 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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Yes: Chemo therapeutic drugs like doxorubicin. Cyclophosphamide, antiarrhythmic drugs, beta blockers for hypertension, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ... Read More
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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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