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What are some of the symptoms of an enlarged heart?

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Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Enlarged heart: An abnormally enlarged heart is called a dilated cardiomyopathy. Symptoms are typically those of heart failure, such as shortness of breath, fatigue, weakness, fluid retention, and sometimes chest pain or palpitations. You should see (and be followed by) a cardiologist, if you have an abnormally enlarged heart.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Enlarged heart --what are symptoms?

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Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 31 years experience
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 cardiomyopathy or a weakened heart. Those could be associated with signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure, namely shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, swelling in legs.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of an enlarged heart or can you tell?

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Dr. Lev Lubarsky
Cardiology 23 years experience
Depends: Enlarged heart can mean many different thinks: uncontrolled hypertension, prio heart attack, alcohol toxicity, heart failure, certain viral infections. So symptoms or lock of symptoms depend on etiology and severety of the "enlarged heart". Medically called: cardiomegaly, lvh, cardiomyopathy.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of an enlarged heart? How is this treated?

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Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Enlarged heart: An abnormally enlarged heart is called a dilated cardiomyopathy. Symptoms are typically those of heart failure, such as shortness of breath, fatigue, weakness, fluid retention, and sometimes chest pain or palpitations. You should see (and be followed by) a cardiologist, if you have an abnormally enlarged heart.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of an enlarged heart i might feel?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Depends on cause.: You may not feel anything other than excercise intolerance, shortness of breath on excertion when the ejection fraction is low or the pulmonary artery pressures are high. Your heart may be enlarged on echocardiography because of cardiomyopathy. That is not a good finding with or without symptoms. In many occations symptoms occur too late.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the physcial symptoms of an enlarged heart please?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
CHF: The cause of the enlarged heart and pleural effusion is what dictates the outcome from such a situation. If you have a very weak heart with congestive heart failure and both sides of the heart malfunctioning to cause this, that is very serious. If you have some more benign situation which is also possible could be less serious. You need to discuss with your doctor.

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