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A 41-year-old member asked:

An ecg said that my heart is slightly enlarged. should i be concerned?

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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
Yes.: The ECG is not always completely accurate in this regard. An echocardiogram is a more reliable test for cardiac enlargement. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is the most common cause of cardiac enlargement; control of BP will often reverse the enlargement. Disease of the heart valves or the heart muscle itself can cause heart enlargement. Ask your doctor if he thinks you should have an echo.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

An ECG showed that my heart is slightly enlarged on the left side. Is this worrying?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
A Verified Doctoranswered
37 years experience
LVH?: If you are talking about voltage criteria for left ventricular hypertrophy, i will recommend a 2d echocardiogram to assess the diastolic capacity of your heart. Most common cause is uncontrolled hypertension. Talk to your doctor.
Last updated Jul 7, 2015


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