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Does drug taking cause an enlarged heart ?

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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, anesthetics like old halothane, anti depressives, and few others. The above categories of drugs can potentially induced or exacerbate chf.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the causes and consequences of having an enlarged heart?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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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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