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please help! i want to know the meaning of cardiomegaly in transverse diameter.?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Cardiomegaly: It means measuring across the heart in the frontal plane yields an increased transverse length or diameter.

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A 53-year-old member asked:

What is cardiomegaly?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Big heart: Cardiomegaly refers to a condition by which the heart muscle enlarges/ thickens. There are several causes.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can having cardiomegaly and bbb be dangerous?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Tough combination to have. Increased risk for sudden death from arrythmia and heart failure.
A 48-year-old member asked:

I have just been diagnosed with cardiomegaly what are my treatment options?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
Cardiology 49 years experience
Sort out cause: Cardiomegaly simply means heart enlargement, which is a physiologic compensatory mechanism. It's the cause of the cardiomegaly that needs to be defined, and then the appropriate treatment options become evident. Talk to your doctor.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What is life expectancy for someone with cardiomegaly?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Highly variable: 30 years ago, life expectancy was severely shortened for people with cardiomegaly (an enlarged heart) but with modern treatments, it's much improved. Beyond that vague answer, we would need more details to be more specific.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What is the cause of cardiomegaly?

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Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
Many: Many causes :virus or alcohol or obesity or hypertension or clogged coronary arteries to name a few.

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