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X ray of enlarged heart

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 31 years experience
Possibly: Heart size can be evaluated on a chest xray.

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Treat the : Cardiomegaly if possible to reduce size & strain with medications.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Cardiomegaly: Cardiomegaly can have many causes and the treatment depends on why the heart is enlarged and what its doing. When valve disease or congenital disease ... Read More
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Enlarged heart : An enlarged heart is a sign of a weakened heart and/or valve issue. Don't worry about the ribs-they're not in the way. Of more concern is why your fri... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
The xray: finding was likely spurious, a chest xray is not the most accurate way to evaluate heart size unless it is grossly abnormal. A "borderline" enlarged ... Read More
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Borderline: The heart size by chest xray is very often inaccurate. Your echocardiogram would give accurate heart chamber dimensions and, I assume they were normal... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Echo Results: I would certainly discuss your concerns with the physician who ordered the tests, that is always the best policy as he/she knows the whole clinical pi... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Echo normal? : If your echo is really normal, i wouldn't be concerned at all. X-ray criteria for enlargement of the heart are anient and inexact while echo is highly... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Cardiac evaluation: A "family history" of lung cancer often means multiple family members smoked. At least on chest x-ray (cxr) there doesn't sound like evidence of lung ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Echocardiogram: An enlarged heart simply means that there is something wrong. It should be followed up with an echocardiogram which will accurately determine the siz... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not a reasonable fea: If two months ago you had the same symptoms and had an echo and cxr which were normal and you now have the same symptoms, you have demonstrated that y... Read More
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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
Radiology 24 years experience
Joke: what is the : Radiologists favorite plant? Answer: the hedge. On a pa/lateral chest xray the heart may be up to 50% of the thoracic diameter. Beyond this the... Read More

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